28th Sep, 2020

Thug JAILED for robbing a man while he withdrew cash in Redditch town centre

Harry Leach 12th Jun, 2020 Updated: 12th Jun, 2020

A THUG has been jailed for 19 months for robbing a man while he was withdrawing cash from Lloyds Bank in Redditch.

James Cooper, aged 29, of no fixed abode, attacked the victim at the Church Green East cash point on March 27.

Cooper dragged his victim to the floor as he successfully stole his hard-earned cash.

Cooper was sentenced at Worcester Crown Court earlier today.

Jailed: James Cooper.

He will serve a 19 month prison term, 18 months for the robbery offence and one month for the handling of stolen goods.

Detective Phillip Wood of West Mercia Police said: “I’m pleased the court have handed Cooper the sentence they have.

“He targeted an innocent victim and assaulted them while trying to take the victim’s money.

“When the suspect was arrested he was found with another victim’s bank card.

“I would again like to thank those members of the public who came to the aid of the victim and even chased Cooper.

“It is great reminder that our community will not stand by while it is attacked by violent individuals.”

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