A robbery victim from Sittingbourne has seen the man responsible jailed after his attacker revealed his name whilst making threats.

In the early morning of 16 December 2023, a man in his 60s was walking in the High Street when he was approached by a stranger. The man started to talk to him and then demanded he withdraw some cash from an ATM. When the victim said he did not have any money, Max Martin put his hand in his pocket and said he had a knife.

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Increasingly aggressive 

He was subjected to further threats and after Martin became increasingly aggressive, handed over the change in his pocket.

The victim was warned not to call the police and in an attempt to put him in fear of further violence his attacker said; ‘I’m Max Martin.’

Following the incident, the robbery was reported to Kent Police and Martin, from Sittingbourne was swiftly arrested by neighbourhood officers. He was later charged with robbery and pleaded guilty at Maidstone Crown Court.

On Friday 1 March 2024, the 40-year-old was jailed for three years and two months. The sentence included two months’ imprisonment for breaching a suspended sentence.

Detective Constable Stuart Drakeley, of North Division CID, said:

‘This criminal put his victim through an appalling ordeal that left him in fear of serious violence. Martin’s arrogance led him to reveal his own name thinking this would ensure the victim’s silence. Unfortunately for him, this merely made his arrest and eventual imprisonment an easy task for our officers.
‘I would like to thank the victim and witnesses whose assistance has ensured this man, who was already on a suspended sentence, has been brought to justice.’

By Ed

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