Man sentenced to prison for robbery – Slough

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A man has been sentenced to prison for a robbery which took place in Slough.

Martin Booker, aged 37, of no fixed abode, was convicted and sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Monday (26/2) after pleading guilty to one count of robbery.

He was sentenced to two years and six months’ imprisonment.

On 10 July. 2017 at about 10.45am, the victim, a 54-year-old man, was in Upton Park when Booker approached him and asked him for a lighter.

He then demanded money and searched the victim before punching him and grabbing his phone. Booker then fled the scene.

The victim was not seriously injured as a result of the incident.

Booker was charged with the offence on 2 February.

Investigating officer, Sergeant Katy Lewis, based at Slough police station, said: “Booker carried out a robbery in which he assaulted his victim, and I am pleased that he has been convicted and will have time to reflect on his actions in prison.

“Offences like this will not be tolerated. We will always investigate them and look to secure convictions wherever possible.”

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