Robber Jailed After Announcing His Name To Victim

Robber Jailed After Announcing His Name To Victim

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

In the early morning of Saturday 16th December 2023, a man in his 60s was walking in Sittingbourne High Street when he was approached by a person he did not know, Max Martin,

Martin started to talk to him then demanded he withdraw some cash from an ATM. When the victim said he did not have any money, Martin put his hand in his pocket and said he had a knife. 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, of The Meadows, 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, told SFM News: "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."

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