Jordan Earwaker waited till a man of 73 drew money from a cash point then pushed him to the ground to rob him- but his victim had other thoughts...

Jordan earwaker

Jordan earwaker - Credit: Archant

A 23 year-old man who pushed a man of 73 to the ground before trying to rob him has been jailed for 16 months.

Jordan Earwaker, 23, of Jenyns Close, Bottisham – and formerly of Littleport- admitted the attempted robbery of the man near The Barns car park in Main Street, Littleport on May 26.

Earwaker followed the victim from the Barclays bank cash point where he had withdrawn some money before pushing him over from behind.

He then put his hand in the man’s trouser pocket whilst he was on the ground.

The victim fought back hitting Earwaker over the head with a plastic milk bottle he was carrying. As a result Earwaker ran off into the car park and out of site.

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However he was identified using CCTV in the area and later arrested.

He pleaded guilty to the offence at Cambridge Crown where he was sentenced to 16 months in custody.

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He was also fined £900 and £100 victim surcharge.

The court was told Earwaker has 14 previous convictions for 23 offences with the majority being drug related.

He claimed in court he was hard up and needed money to support his family.

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