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A youngster wearing a knife ripped a purse from a lady’s arm ahead of working from the scene.
Thief Kevin Pohlodko adopted the girl, in her 60s, as she walked alongside Granville Side road in Colne together with her husband. He approached the pair and pulled the girl’s purse off her shoulder ahead of diving away and working in the wrong way and shedding his knife on the street.
The sufferer, in her 60s, attempted to chase after Pohlodko however was once instructed to prevent by way of her husband after he had discovered the knife. The bag contained the girl’s Samsung Galaxy telephone, money and bank cards, that have been utilized by 18-year-old Pohlodko and co-defendant Sammy Clark to shop for meat, meals and cigarettes. Clark, 31, offered the sufferer’s telephone for simply £20 and the pair used the proceeds from the crimes to shop for medicine.
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Pohlodko, of no fastened cope with, was once arrested and later charged with theft, ownership of a knife and fraud. All over a police interview he denied any involvement within the offences however pleaded in charge to theft and ownership of a knife when he gave the impression at Crown Courtroom final week. He was once sentenced to 2 years imprisonment. Clark, of Cleveland Side road, Colne, pleaded in charge to dealing with stolen items and fraud. He was once given a neighborhood order.
DC Claire Rigby, of East CID, mentioned: “This was once a despicable offence dedicated in opposition to a prone sufferer in huge sunlight. Lancashire Police takes a 0 tolerance stance to those who arm themselves with guns – as Pohlodko did on this case – and I’m happy he has now been given a custodial sentence.”