Posted on 23rd October 2018
A 34-year-old man who robbed an elderly relative has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
Ghulam Qudir, of Almond Street, Derby was found guilty of robbery during a trial at Nottingham Crown Court. He was sentenced on Monday, October 15.
On May 12 this year Qudir visited the Long Eaton home of the 102-year-old victim under the guise of paying his respects after a family death. He later returned once the victim was alone and forced his way into her house. He restrained her and stole gold bangles from her wrists, injuring her in the process. He also took the earrings from her ears and removed her glasses and hearing aid, throwing them on the floor before leaving.
Detective Constable, Claire Croll said: “This was a callous and pre-meditated robbery of a vulnerable person who Qudir knew would not be able to fight back or raise the alarm.
“This sentence reflects the severity of the crime and I am pleased that this may give the victim and her family some comfort that justice has been done.”