Jail for thug after violent Haggerston robbery

11:14 18 September 2013

Valentino Batista

Valentino Batista

Archant

A man who strangled his victim as he shoved him against a wall and robbed him has been sent to jail.

Valentino Batista, 32, made two separate bus journeys to follow the 69-year old man - who had withdrawn £400 from two Dalston cash machines - to his home in Laburnham Court, Laburnum Street, Haggerston last October 27.

Batista pushed him against the wall and began to strangle him, whilst shouting, “Give me all your money”.

He fled the scene once he stole the cash from the victim’s pocket.

Hackney’s serious acquisitive crime unit who investigated the case were able to identify Batista via CCTV, and arrested him on December 17 2012.

Batista, of Sceptre Road, Tower Hamlets, was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for robbery at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday September 6.

DS Aytac Necati praised the work of investigating officers. DC Mike Cosh and DC Joe Leeman, and said: “This is a fantastic sentence which should serve as a warning to others tempted to commit robbery.”

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Crime news

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
[Photograph by Tristan Newkey-Burden]

Police have launched a murder investigation after an 18-year-old was stabbed to death in Sydenham High Street yesterday.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Police were called to a fight on Welham Road, Tooting [Image from Google StreetView]

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was hit by a vehicle and died in Tooting.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Mulberry Lodge Day and Care Centre in Barkingside. Pic: Google Streetview

A carer who used WhatsApp to share extreme films of a woman having sex with a snake, a horse and a dog wept as she was spared jail today yesterday.

Sunday, May 31, 2015
The beer can caused such bad injuries to the woman's face that she is still having treatment [Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images]

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man hit a woman so hard in the face with a beer can that she is still receiving medical treatment two months later.

Sunday, May 31, 2015
The altercation took place outside this pub in north-west London [Image from Google StreetView]

A 72-year-old man is in hospital with life-threatening head injuries after a fight outside a pub on Swiss Cottage’s Finchley Road on Friday night.

Friday, May 29, 2015
London24 have edited the racist slur out of the photograph [Original photograph by Mel Hughes]

Herne Hill residents were disgusted to see racist graffiti appear on the walls of a local jazz bar this week.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Time to expand with the LeefiBRIDGE.

More iOS memory in a flash: Introducing Leef iBRIDGE.

Read more
The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

Read more
You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Read more