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Man jailed for attempted robbery


  • Adam Tebbani has been jailed for three years.
  • Tebbani pursued his victim across London and tried to rob him in the City.
  • Tebbani threatened his victim with a knife.
  • Detective Constable Helen Shipston said: "CCTV evidence was key in showing how Tebbani targeted his victim.

Adam Tebbani of no fixed abode was jailed last Thursday (8 June 2017) for three years after pleading guilty to one count of attempted robbery and two counts of possession of a bladed article.

The 20-year-old appeared at the Inner London Crown Court where the sentence was handed down.

“Give me the money, you’ve been to the casino”

On Wednesday 3 May 2017 Tebbani went to a casino in Stratford, East London where he spotted his 69-year-old victim.

Tebbani followed the man onto the underground and back to his home address in the City of London. He then tailgated his way into the lift area of the victim’s block of flats.

Alone with his victim, Tebbani threatened the man with a knife and the victim reported that Tebbani shouted “Give me the money, give me the money you’ve been to the casino.”

The victim refused to handover any money to the 20-year-old despite Tebbani threatening him twice before running away.

Tebbani was arrested six days later after he was recognised at the same Stratford casino. When officers from the Metropolitan Police attended, Tebbani was found to be in possession of a knife.

“CCTV played a key role”

Detective Constable Helen Shipston, who led the investigation, said
: “CCTV was key in showing how Tebbani targeted his victim first in the casino and pursuing him across London; culminating in what was no doubt a terrifying incident for the victim.

“Thanks to this invaluable evidence, we were able to bring Tabbani before the courts.”

A/ Detective Inspector Anne Medlycott said: "I want to praise the good work of our detectives who,  led by Detective Constable Helen Shipston, considerable time was spent trawling through CCTV.

"Thanks to their dedication, it was demonstrated how Tabbani tracked his victim across London from the Stratford casino, throughout the underground journey and finally force his way into the victim’s home. ”

To report a crime to the City of London Police call 101 - the police non-emergency number or complete an online crime report. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency call 999.



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