Sunbury-on-Thames robber jailed
By adam_leone | Friday, February 01, 2013, 20:41
A man who held a glass bottle to another man's face in Sunbury-on-Thames has been jailed.
Wesley van Heerden, 26, was sentenced for one count of robbery and given 2 years in prison.
The robbery occurred on the footbridge between Crossways and Tesco supermarket last month.
The victim reported being grabbed by the neck from behind and having a glass bottle held to his face.
The offender let the man go after being seen by another member of the public but gave chase and again grabbed the man in the supermarket car park.
He stole £10 from the victim's wallet before running away from the scene.
Enquiries were made in the vicnity of the incident and van Heerden was arrested a short time later in Staines Road West.
CCTV footage was subsequently obtained which showed him disposing of a glass bottle in a waste bin near the scene of the offence.
Detective Sergeant Adrian Duncombe said: "This was understandably a very frightening experience for the victim and I hope they, and the wider public, feel reassured by the custodial sentence that van Heerden has been given."
"Surrey Police will not tolerate this kind of violent and intimidating behaviour in our communities and will work tirelessly to bring offenders of this nature to justice."