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2nd April 2020, 20:45

Man sentenced to over five years in prison for burglary and robbery of elderly man

A local man has been sentenced to five years and four months in prison after he forced an elderly man to leave his home and take £100 from a nearby cash point.

44 year old Anthony Gilbert was sentenced today after earlier pleading guilty to charges of robbery and burglary.

The court heard how in the early hours of the morning, one day this February, Gilbert banged on the door of his victim’s house, removing the chain on the latch by hand, and screamed at the 77 year old man, before forcing him to take money out from a nearby ATM.

He was sentenced for robbery and received no separate penalty on the burglary charge.