Cowards jailed for sickening Mansfield street robbery

Three men who manipulated their victim into buying them drinks before robbing him in a Mansfield street have been jailed.

Jerry Tolbert, Ashley Lawrence and Jamie Roberts persuaded their 39-year-old victim to buy them alcohol from Tesco, Chesterfield Road South before attacking him as he walked home along Newgate Lane.

They beat him, leaving him with cuts and bruises, and stole cash and his mobile phone.

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It was not long before the three attackers were identified on CCTV footage and arrested for the 27th January attack.

Tolbert (22), of Gordon Avenue, Mansfield, was sentenced to 90 months imprisonment after being found guilty of robbery following a trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

Both Roberts (22), of Sherwood Street, Mansfield, and Lawrence (26), of Abbey Lane, London, pleaded guilty to the same offence at a previous hearing. They were each sentenced to four years in jail.

Detective Constable Tony Lee said: “These men exploited their victim’s kindness to get what they wanted before turning to physical violence to get even more. With three against one he did not stand a chance.

“They now have time behind bars to reflect on those actions.”

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