Robber who mugged 89-year-old man using walking frame is jailed

Gazette: Robber who mugged 89-year-old man using walking frame is jailed Robber who mugged 89-year-old man using walking frame is jailed

A MAN who robbed two elderly people within three days has been locked up for five years.

Colton Bridgeman pounced on an 89-year-old man using a walking frame for some cash before robbing a female pensioner for her purse two days later.

Bridgeman, of Weavers Court, Harwich, admitted the two charges of robbery when he appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday.

The 20-year-old robbed the 89- year-old man in Foundation Street, Harwich, on August 10 for some cash. He then targeted a 78-year-old woman in Bond Street, Ipswich, on August 12.

He was given five years in a young offenders’ institution for robbing the man and a four-year concurrent sentence for robbing the woman.

Detective Inspector Eamonn Bridger, of Ipswich CID, said: “He preyed on the two elderly victims, one of whom used a walking frame.

“These are particularly despicable crimes as the victims are such vulnerable members of the public.

“The victims were both understandably very shaken from the incidents and I hope this sentence goes to show that robbery remains a priority for Suffolk Police and that offenders will be punished for their crimes.”

Bridgeman asked for seven offences committed in Suffolk – four burglaries, two thefts and one fraud – to be taken into account.

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8:17am Fri 27 Dec 13

pixiebell87 says...

lowlife scum!!
lowlife scum!! pixiebell87

9:54am Fri 27 Dec 13

stevedawson says...

What l dont understand is why each felonies tarrif is not added up and used as the sentance to be served.each time they run concurrently why l dont get it.
What l dont understand is why each felonies tarrif is not added up and used as the sentance to be served.each time they run concurrently why l dont get it. stevedawson

10:19am Fri 27 Dec 13

Route88 says...

stevedawson wrote:
What l dont understand is why each felonies tarrif is not added up and used as the sentance to be served.each time they run concurrently why l dont get it.
I agree with you. It would seem that if you commit one offence you may as well commit a few more as you will generally not serve any more time if you are caught. it is similar to a 'buy one get one free' offer in a supermarket!
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: What l dont understand is why each felonies tarrif is not added up and used as the sentance to be served.each time they run concurrently why l dont get it.[/p][/quote]I agree with you. It would seem that if you commit one offence you may as well commit a few more as you will generally not serve any more time if you are caught. it is similar to a 'buy one get one free' offer in a supermarket! Route88

10:53am Fri 27 Dec 13

angryman!!! says...

I'm sure the bigger boys in prison will sort him out, robbing ok ladies will get you hated where ever you are. What goes around comes around little boy!
I'm sure the bigger boys in prison will sort him out, robbing ok ladies will get you hated where ever you are. What goes around comes around little boy! angryman!!!

12:07pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Taximan01 says...

Public flogging, charge everyone £2 to watch & the proceeds go to the victim(s) Then community service wearing bright coloured clothing, colour dependant on the crime?
Public flogging, charge everyone £2 to watch & the proceeds go to the victim(s) Then community service wearing bright coloured clothing, colour dependant on the crime? Taximan01

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