A man has been jailed after a woman was robbed in Bolton Town Centre.
Jake Chadwick of Newport Street, Bolton pleaded guilty to robbery at an earlier hearing and was sentenced to three years in a young offenders’ institute at Bolton Crown Court on Monday 24 October 2016.
A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also pleaded guilty to robbery at an earlier hearing and was sentenced to two years and two months in a young offenders’ institute.
At around 10pm on Sunday 14 August 2016 a woman was walking along Newport Street, Bolton Town Centre and was approached by Chadwick and a boy whom she ignored.
The duo disappeared, only to reappear as the woman crossed Great Moor Street. This time Chadwick had his face covered.
The boy shouted to her “Excuse me love!” numerous times, while Chadwick walked alongside her before he kicked her in the back causing her to fall to the floor.
Both Chadwick and the boy continued to kick her legs and upper body as she lay on the floor before Chadwick snatched her mobile phone from her hand and demanded she gave him her shoulder bag.
After the victim handed her bag to the boy, the pair ran down Newport Street towards Victoria Square and she was helped to her feet by a passer-by.
Detective Constable Stuart Round of GMP’s Bolton CID, said: “This is a distressing robbery, which has left a woman terrified and extremely anxious.
“These two cowardly individuals have paid the price that has not only cost a woman her personal belongings but her right to feel safe in her own town.
“This sentence sends a message that if you commit violent crime, no matter what your age, you will be dealt with.”