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Man who robbed victim on Plungington street jailed for 10 months

Posted on - 24th August, 2021 - 12:18pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Plungington, University campus
Nicholas Powis
Nicholas Powis was sentenced yesterday. Pic: Preston Police

A Preston man has been sentenced after admitting to a robbery in Plungington.

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Nicholas Powis, 31, of Hawkins Close was sentenced yesterday (Monday 23 August) at Preston Crown Court after pleading guilty to robbing a man in Emmanuel Street on Saturday 10 July.

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The victim, a man in his 60s, was walking close to the Emmanuel Club between 11.30pm and midnight when he was approached by several men riding bikes.

Read more: Body found in search for missing Preston man

The group pushed the man before stealing his money, mobile phone, bank cards and car keys.

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Police were called and following a search of the area Powis was seen riding a bike and wearing a balaclava. He was searched with the victim’s mobile phone, car keys and bank cards found.

Powis was arrested and later charged with robbery.

After pleading guilty to the offence, he was jailed for 10 months.

Powis will serve the sentence concurrently after being imprisoned in July for 36 weeks for burglary offences.

Read more: Preston man who left blood at the scene of a burglary jailed for 36 weeks


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