Robber jailed for vicious attack

A ROBBER has been jailed for his part in a vicious attack which resulted in a pair of earrings being ripped from a woman s ears. Jermaine Brown, 22, of Greenhill Road, Harlesden, teamed up with Pedro Joseph, 22, of Bruckner Street, Queen s Park, and 19-y

A ROBBER has been jailed for his part in a vicious attack which resulted in a pair of earrings being ripped from a woman's ears.

Jermaine Brown, 22, of Greenhill Road, Harlesden, teamed up with Pedro Joseph, 22, of Bruckner Street, Queen's Park, and 19-year-old Mickel Holmes, of Ranelagh Road, Wembley, to attack the victim in St John's Wood in December last year.

Inner London Crown Court heard Brown was involved in the attack which was one of four incidents targeting lone women in St John's Wood and Hampstead.

Last week, he was sentenced to three years and three months after admitting conspiracy to rob in an earlier court hearing held in June.


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In July, Joseph and Holmes were both sentenced to life with a minimum of 10 and a half years after admitting to three of the robberies.

Both men must serve a minimum of five years and three months before they can be considered for parole.

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Between December last year and January the women were robbed of their jewellery in a vicious attack by at least two men.

In the one involving Brown, the victim was attacked by two men in the communal hallway in the block of flats were she lived in St John's Wood.

The pair repeatedly threatened her life during a violent struggle and her earrings were ripped from her ears.

In another incident, a woman was attacked in her driveway as she got out of her car.

She was pushed to the ground and held at the throat.

The trio made off with her earrings and rings.

Holmes and Joseph admitted taking part in that attack.

Det Insp Neil Thompson of the Territorial Policing Crime Squad (TPCS) said: "Brown is the last of three people to be sentenced following a series of violent and cowardly attacks carried out on vulnerable lone females.

"Hopefully the sentences they have all received will go some way in helping the victims overcome their ordeals and will serve as a warning to others who carry out this type of crime.

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