Man sentenced for Birmingham robbery spree
A Birmingham man has been jailed following a robbery spree in the city centre this summer that included him stealing cash from a 76-year-old man he shoved to the floor.
Adham Khan, of Berryfield Row in Sheldon, ambushed the pensioner on 3 August in Coventry Road, Sheldon, and intimated he was carrying a knife.
CCTV enquiries revealed Khan had previously robbed a man on 31 July in Pershore Street when he followed him and asked if he wanted to buy phones, before grabbing him and demanding property.
And he was also linked to the robbery of a man on the number 60 bus in the city on 1 August. On that occasion he targeted a lone man on the top deck and began rummaging through his belongings and pocketing anything that took his fancy.
Witness and victim statements all mentioned an Asian man with no front teeth as the man responsible – and the 35-year-old was arrested after an eagle-eyed member of the public spotted him in the area and officers rushed to the scene.
At Birmingham Crown Court yesterday (6 Dec) Khan was jailed for four years and six months with an additional extension period of four years and six months .
DC Claire Smith from the High Harm Team, said: “This man, who deliberately targeted people who were walking or travelling alone, has thankfully been put behind bars today for a substantial amount of time.
“Khan threatened his victims by telling them he had a knife and would hurt them if they didn’t give him what he wanted and I’d like to thank the members of the public who provided us with vital information in this case.”