Crime & the Law

Mini-cab robber sentenced to life

Anthony Brown sentenced to life. Image: Met Police

Mark Anthony Brown, 50, from St Ann’s Road, Harringay has been sentenced to life imprisonment for violently robbing mini cab drivers.

The judge said he would serve a minimum term of 5 years.

On Friday, Brown pleaded guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court to four counts of robbery between October 3rd and October 14th last year.

The court heard he stole approximately £220 pounds and a satellite navigation system from cab drivers and then left them battered after severe physical assaults.

Detective Constable Matt Mowbray, from Hackney Borough CID, said these attacks have had a ‘lasting impact’ on Brown’s victims.

He added:

His repeated attacks left other mini cab drivers in the area very fearful for their safety.

I can only hope that this lengthy sentence serves to reassure the public, now that this dangerous man has been removed from the streets.


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