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‘Violent’ robber from Carlton repeatedly stole from vulnerable victim and attacked him with metal pipe

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A violent robber from Carlton repeatedly targeted a vulnerable victim at his home address, on one occasion attacking him with a metal vacuum cleaner pipe.

Aaron Bent, 37, threatened and then robbed the victim of his personal valuables on numerous occasions between the end of October and middle of December last year.

On December 9, 2019 the victim was in his bedroom when Bent smashed the door to get in before searching his room and taking his belongings which included a games console and his phone.

The next day the victim was in a room with a friend, another vulnerable adult, when Bent came in shouting ‘who’s called the police?’ before hitting his friend on his arms and head with a vacuum cleaner pipe. Bent, who also hit the victim on the leg with the pipe, took mobile phones and cash from the victims before leaving.

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PICTURED: Aaron Bent

On another occasion, in October 2019, Bent punched the victim in the face before taking cash out of his pocket.

Bent, of Maycroft Gardens, Carlton, pleaded guilty to four charges of robbery and one charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was jailed for eight years and handed a 10-year restraining order when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court today.

Detective Constable Laura McCullough, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Bent repeatedly preyed on this vulnerable victim.

“These were despicable acts carried out for his own selfish gain. Violence was used every time. On one occasion the victim’s friend tried to intervene but he was also assaulted by Bent.

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“I would like to thank the victims for providing evidence that has allowed him to be held accountable for his crimes, and for ensuring he is taken off the streets.

“This type of violent and targeted crime, especially against vulnerable people, will not be tolerated and Nottinghamshire Police will do everything in its power to protect the public from people like Bent.”

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