Doncaster man jailed for two years for violent robbery

Date published: 29 June 2018 08:37
Dated: 29 June 2018 09:34:11

A 47-year-old Doncaster man is now serving time behind bars after pleading guilty to the robbery of a young woman last year.

Kenneth Atkinson was arrested not long after the incident occurred, on Friday 22 September 2017, thanks to excellent descriptions provided by the victim and CCTV footage which pieced together his movements and led to his identification.

He appeared before Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday 26 June, where he pleaded guilty to robbery. Atkinson, of Cranbrook Road, Wheatley, was jailed after entering his plea and is now serving a two-year sentence.

PC Nicola Blewitt, from Doncaster CID, said: “Atkinson approached the victim, a 27-year-old woman, on Beckett Road in Wheatley on that Friday afternoon, before asking her for some money.

“When she refused and began to walk off, he went with her before becoming extremely violent, grabbing her by the neck and trying to choke her, all the while demanding she handed over any money she had.

“The victim continued to try and push Atkinson away but he remained aggressive, pushing her about before stealing some money and running towards Don Street and out of sight.

“Thanks to the victim’s excellent descriptions she provided, and officers working quickly to obtain and view CCTV footage of the route Atkinson was thought to have taken, he was quickly identified and arrested.

“Thankfully, the woman wasn’t seriously injured but understandably this was an incredibly traumatic ordeal for her. I’m pleased that Atkinson admitted his guilt and has now been jailed for his actions.”

“Thanks to the victim’s excellent descriptions she provided, and officers working quickly to obtain and view CCTV footage of the route Atkinson was thought to have taken, he was quickly identified and arrested.
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