Two men sentenced to prison for attempted robbery – Didcot
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Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, two men have been jailed after they were convicted of attempted robbery.
Ryan Roberts, aged 32, of St Annes Court, Didcot, was sentenced to four years and three months’ imprisonment and James Cumiskey, aged 42, of Royal Berkshire Close, Didcot was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment at Oxford Crown Court on Thursday (5/8).
Roberts and Cumiskey were found guilty by unanimous jury verdict of one count each of attempted robbery following a trial at Oxford Crown Court, which concluded on Monday 14 June.
On the evening of 16 November 2018, Roberts and Cumiskey attempted to rob their victim, a 30-year-old man, after approaching him at knifepoint on Long Wittenham.
The victim fought back against Roberts and Cumiskey, and fled in a nearby vehicle.
The victim did not suffer any injuries.
Roberts and Cumiskey were arrested on 10 April 2019 and charged the same day.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Jamie Lawes of the Priority Crime Team based at Abingdon Police Station, said: “This was an attempted robbery on a man that was completely unprovoked as he walked home from work.”
“I am pleased that the jury convicted Roberts and Cumiskey of this offence, and they will now have to serve a custodial sentence as a result.
“We will not tolerate such behaviour in our communities and we will always investigated thoroughly and put offenders before the courts.
“I would like to thank the victim for his support throughout our investigation, and I hope that the fact Roberts and Cumiskey will now go to prison will serve as some solace to him.”