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'Dangerous' mugger jailed following Hither Green robberies
A "DANGEROUS" mugger has been jailed for five years and nine months following robberies in the Hither Green area last year.
Omar Brown, a 23-year-old labourer, of Torridon Road, Catford, has been locked up after pleading guilty at Woolwich Crown Court to two robberies.
In the most alarming incident, a 27-year-old man was threatened with a knife on November 2 at around 8.15pm just after he left Hither Green train station.
He was walking along Brightside Road when he was approached from behind by Brown, who grabbed his neck, covered his mouth and held a blade against the side of his neck.
The victim pleaded with the mugger after he was dragged on to the floor and threatened yet again with the knife as he went to hand over his phone.
Brown eventually grabbed the phone along with his victim's wallet before searching him and making off with his bag.
After the attack, police noticed Brown acting suspiciously, hurling a bag at one of the officers leaving him with a bruise to his face before fleeing.
At the thief's home they found property taken from a previous robbery on November 1, when another man was threatened with a knife after leaving the station.
Detective Constable Kevin Hawkes from Lewisham CID: "Brown was clearly a very dangerous individual who held little regard for the safety of others in order for his own needs to be met.
"He refused to accept responsibility for his actions or show the slightest bit of remorse for the ordeal suffered by his victims and waited until the day of trial to enter a guilty plea."