Heartless robber jailed for shoving woman to floor in nasty Walsall carjacking
Written by The Newsroom on January 15, 2020
A heartless robber who pushed an elderly woman to the ground, leaving her with multiple injuries, to steal her car has been jailed for seven years and nine months.
Callum Ball, 20, of no fixed address, flung the 86-year-old from behind before jumping into her silver Ford Fiesta and driving off at around 5pm on April 17, 2019.
Wolverhampton Crown Court heard that the vulnerable woman had briefly got out of her car and left it running to post an item in a letterbox at Spar on Wardles Lane, Great Wyrley.
But when she returned to her motor, she was thrown out of the way and suffered minor injuries to her hand and nose.
The following day, officers spotted the vehicle in Bloxwich at around 2.45am.
The vehicle drove straight at the marked police car and an officer driving the vehicle had to mount the pavement to avoid a collision. The Fiesta made off but officers later found it at around 3.35am.
The 20-year-old was sentenced to three years and three months for the robbery.
Ball was also sentenced to three years for burglary and one year for actual bodily harm following an incident at an address on Colliers View, Rugeley, on March 23 and 24. He entered the address, damaged items of property, stole a gold bracelet and assaulted a woman.
The court also jailed Ball to six months for a theft of a motor vehicle from the West Midlands.
Ball was sentenced on Monday, January 13, at Wolverhampton Crown Court for theft of a motor vehicle, failing to surrender, making off without payment, two counts of criminal damage, actual bodily harm, burglary and robbery. He was found not guilty of aggravated burglary. He was also disqualified from driving for 58 months and given a 10 year restraining order.
Ball pleaded guilty to robbery, criminal damage, actual bodily harm and burglary.
Detective Constable Daniel Douglas, from force CID, said: “Ball preyed on a vulnerable woman who simply pulled up to post a letter. She was thrown out of the way, injured and left shaken.
“We are pleased with this sentence and will continue to bring offenders to justice.”
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