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Man jailed for more than three years for robbery in Turnpike Lane
A man who found his target through an online advertising website has been jailed for more than three years for robbery.
Andrew Ike, 22, of Albert Park, Bristol, pleaded guilty at Wood Green Crown Court and was sentenced to three years and six months on Friday for a robbery at an address in Turnpike Lane.
The court heard how Ike had replied to an online advert on website Gumtree.co.uk for a £2,500 camera for sale.
The victim, a 28-year-old man, who put advert on the website was contacted by someone under the name Jeramiah, who was later identified to be Ike.
Ike and another man robbed the seller when they went to his house to view the camera on Wednesday February 8 at a house in Turnpike Lane.
The two men had arrived at the house at 8:15pm smartly dressed to inspect the camera and attempted to leave without paying and spayed the man in the face with CS Spray.
During the struggle the victim managed to grab the defendants tie and phone. Following forensic tests of the tie, DNA was found to be a match to the Ike.
Her was arrested by Avon and Somerset Police at Bath Spa railway station in August this year.
Police are still looking to find the other man involved in the robbery and are calling for anyone with information to get in contact.
He is described as a black man, aged about 20 to 25 years, about 5ft 9ins tall, with black cropped hair.
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