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Man who targeted elderly jailed for robbery and burglary

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A man who targeted elderly people in Bristol has been jailed for robbery and aggravated burglary.

Sharmarke Abdiquaadir, aged 31, was handed the prison sentence, totalling 13 years, at Bristol Crown Court last week.

He was charged with aggravated burglary in the Hillfields area of Bristol in March (2018), where he entered a property armed with a knife and threatened the elderly occupant and stole cash and a laptop.

He was also charged with robbery following an incident at an off licence in Staple Hill in April (2018), in which he stole the purse of an elderly woman, causing her to fall to the ground and hit her head.

Abdiquaadir pleaded guilty to robbery but denied aggravated burglary.  After a three day trial he was found guilty.

Abdiquaadir received two years for the robbery and eleven years for the aggravated burglary, both to run concurrently.

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