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Man sentenced - Robbery- Reading

Alert message sent 16/01/2017 11:10:00

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A man has been sentenced to a total of two-and-a-half years’ to be served in a young offenders’ institute following a robbery which took place in Reading.

Stuart Scrase, aged 19, of Wensley Road, Reading was sentenced at Reading Crown Court, on (12/1).

He was convicted of one count of robbery after pleading guilty on 28 October, 2016.

On 30 May, 2016 at about 12am in Oxford Road, Reading, Scrase followed an 18-year-old woman who was walking with her friend.

He grabbed her bag, and when the victim refused to let go, he pretended to pull a weapon out of his jacket, intending that the victim believed he had a weapon.

The victim then let go of the bag and Scrase fled the scene with it.

He was charged with the offence on 28 September.

Investigating officer PC Luice Singh of Reading Local CID, said: “This was clearly a very distressing incident for the victim, who was very affected by it.

“I would like to commend her for her bravery in coming forward and helping us in our investigation.

“This sentence should serve as a warning that offences of this nature will not be tolerated.

“They will be fully investigated and we will look to secure convictions wherever possible.”

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Liz Herbert (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Reading LPA)
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