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Notts man jailed for over 5 years for robbing two elderly people

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A 36 year-old  Notts man has been jailed for 5 years and 9 months after robbing and burgling two elderly people.

Paul Rodgers of Cherry Avenue, Hucknall pleaded guilty and was sentenced today (Friday 31 May 2019) at Nottingham Crown Court. He received a 2 years 9 month sentence for burglary and 3 years for robbery consecutively.

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The first incident happened on 3 August 2018 in Plane Tree Court in Hucknall, when a 90-year-old woman returned home from a shopping trip and noticed her house had been burgled.

A number of rings had been stolen, including a gold 18ct wedding band, a 8ct wedding band and a gold dress ring.

Rodgers was identified through forensic examination.

The second incident happened on 1 March 2019 at Hucknall Town Centre when Rodgers approached a 78-year-old man who had just visited a cashpoint and withdrawn £100 cash.

Rodgers reached over whilst the man got back into his mobility scooter and snatched the money from him stealing the cash.

Detective Sergeant David Prest: “Rodgers targeted some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

“We are pleased with today’s sentence and we hope that the victims of the heartless crimes have some comfort that Rodgers is now locked up.”

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