A VULNERABLE woman broke her collar bone after a robber pulled her to the floor and stole her handbag.

Lee Allen, 38 of Barkham Road, Wokingham was sentenced to three years and two months after robbing a woman in her 70s in broad daylight.

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At about 11.30am on December 7, a woman in her 70s was walking along Peach Street in Wokingham when Allen tried to take her handbag.

She was pulled to the ground and suffered a broken collar bone and injuries.

The victim has since been discharged from hospital.

Allen pleaded guilty to one count of robbery on Thursday, January 30, at Reading Crown Court and was sentenced at the same hearing.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Erika King of Area CID in Wokingham, said: “I am really pleased with this outcome from the courts.

“The victim in this case was vulnerable and she is still recovering from the effects of this offence.

“I hope this result brings her some closure to this terrible event.

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“I’d especially like to thank her for the support and bravery she has shown throughout this investigation.

“I’d also like to thank the members of the public who helped us and the victim on the day. It is likely without their help the offender may not have been brought to justice so quickly.

“Finally, a thank you to the rest of the investigation team, for their hard work in establishing all the facts and evidence leading to this guilty plea.

“Allen will now spend time behind bars where I hope he will reflect on his actions.”