Men jailed for attacking pensioner

17:34 14 September 2012

Mohammed Hassan (left) and Mustafa Hajinoor (right) have been jailed.

Mohammed Hassan (left) and Mustafa Hajinoor (right) have been jailed.

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Two men have been jailed for robbing and attacking a 70-year-old man earlier this year.

Mustafa Hajinoor, of Wanstead Park Road, Ilford, was sentenced to four years and six months, and Mohammed Hassan, of Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham, was given five years and six months.

The victim was driving down Henley Road at 5.30am on March 8 when he pulled over to answer his phone.

Hajinoor, 22, and Hassan, 25, who was wearing a mask, approached the car to ask for a cigarette.

But the men then demanded money from the pensioner and Hassan threatened to stab the victim if he did not hand cash over.

The victim thought he saw a knife in Hassan’s waistband but did not give anything to the men.

Hajinoor and Hassan punched the victim several times and were taking his property when a resident came out to help.

But the do-gooder left after being threatened with being stabbed and Hajinoor and Hassan carried on punching the elderly man.

The attackers fled when police arrived at the scene but officers caught them after a chase on foot.

Hajinoor had the victim’s property, including a mobile phone, and the knife was recovered at the scene.

Det Con Chris Christoforou, of Ilford CID, said: “Hassan and Hajinoor are a pair of violent individuals who, armed with a knife and a mask to try and hide their identity, went out with the intention of robbing anyone they felt was easy prey.

“I would like to thank the victim and witness for their courage in coming forward and giving evidence.

“The prison sentences given reflect the seriousness of this offence, as the value of the mobile phone was only £100 if they had got away with it.”

Hajinoor, a labourer, and Hassan, who was unemployed, were sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on September 11.

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