A man has been convicted today, Thursday, 6 October, of robbing a partially-sighted man in Fore Street, Edmonton.
Darren Neville, 43, (25.7.73) of no fixed abode but from the Edmonton area, pleaded guilty to the robbery at Wood Green Crown Court. He was remanded in custody for sentencing on 4 November.
At 10:20hrs on 2 July, the 71-year-old victim was walking home along Fore Street, N9 after he had gone shopping and withdrawn cash.
As he turned into an alley from Fore Street onto Folkestone Road he was approached by Neville who punched him in the face. The victim fell to the ground and Neville stole a number of items including over £400 in cash.
Neville made off leaving the victim lying on the ground. The victim sustained a head injury and was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a north London hospital where he received treatment for around three weeks.
Neville was arrested on 27 July following a Met police appeal.
DC Stuart Miller of Edmonton CID said: “This was a particularly callous attack given the age of the victim and his severely limited eyesight.
“I am pleased that the overwhelming evidence against Neville left him with no option other than to plead guilty.”