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Knife point robber is sentenced to four and a half year after Sutton town centre incident

A man who carried out a knife point robbery at a cash machine in Sutton High Street has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison after police obtained a clear image of the offender from Sutton Council’s CCTV network and spotted him while patrolling the Town Centre.
On 26 April, a male approached a lone female who was using a cash point on Sutton High Street. The male was in possession of a kitchen knife which he showed to the woman and demanded money from her, the woman sensibly stepped aside and the man withdrew £170.00 from her bank account.
Once the woman had retreated to a safe distance she acted quickly to call police and report the crime. Officers from Sutton’s Response Team were able to obtain clear footage of the offender from the Council’s CCTV Cameras, which they operate and monitor in a control room based in Sutton Police Station.
Later that day Response Officers on patrol recognised the man near to where the offence took place. Officers quickly detained the man and used their stop and search powers to discover the man was carrying the knife used in the robbery, some of the stolen money, and an amount of cannabis. The man was arrested and subsequently charged.
On 27 June, Croydon Magistrates Court, Eessa Orchard, 22 yrs (28.06.1995) of Hallmead Road, Sutton, pleaded guilty to robbery, possession of a knife/ bladed article, and possession of cannabis. Orchard was sentenced to 4 and a half years in prison. The victim was awarded compensation for the amount taken from her.
Crimes like these are rare in Sutton but with a quick response from the victim and through working in partnership with Sutton Council, Sutton Police have been able to quickly apprehend Orchard and make Sutton’s streets even safer.



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