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Man jailed for Wisbech robbery

Man jailed for Wisbech robbery

Published by KLFM
4:10pm 5th September 2019. (Updated at 4:14pm 5th September 2019)

A man who robbed an 86-year-old woman in her own home has been jailed for more than three years.

Lee Thompson, 37, entered the woman's home in Holmes Drive, Wisbech through the back door.

It happened at about 7pm on the 29th of July.

 

He then made his way to the living room where the woman was sitting and grabbed her handbag.

Thompson, of no fixed abode, overpowered her after a struggle and ripped the bag from her grasp.

A member of the public found the stolen handbag along with other items in her dustbin after she saw the 37-year-old dump them there less than half an hour after the robbery.

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Inside the bin she found a hooded top, a pair of gloves with the stolen handbag. 

They were all later recovered by police, but £35 cash was missing from the bag.

The hoody was sent off for forensic examination which came back with a DNA match for Thompson on 2 August. Within three hours of the results coming back, Thompson was arrested in Napier Court.

He was sentenced to 40 months in prison at Cambridge Crown Court on Monday (2 September) after pleading guilty to robbery.

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DC Tom Hunt said:

“Thompson’s actions have left an elderly member of the community in a very distressed state. The attack caused severe bruising and a lasting fear of further violence.

“This ordeal is not something that anyone would be able to forget but hopefully this sentence will help her get through.”

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