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Pub raider gets extra year in jail for mugging
9:00am Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
An armed pub raider had his prison sentence increased to five years at Bradford Crown Court after he admitted a late-night street mugging.
Philip Gibb was jailed for four years on June 18 for robbing the Bar t'at public house in Ilkley town centre 15 days earlier.
But Judge Peter Benson, who sentenced him, did not know then that Gibb had snatched an 18-year-old woman’s bag just two days before the pub raid.
Gibb, 31, of Woodlands, Ben Rhydding, has a string of previous convictions, including serving six years for robbery in 2004 when he tied up his victim at a commercial premises.
But he denied the bag snatch when questioned by the police following the Bar t’at robbery.
After he was jailed for four years, Gibb asked to see officers and confessed to the mugging and two burglaries under the police’s ‘clean slate’ procedure.
Yesterday, Judge Benson added 12 months consecutively to Gibb’s four-year stretch.
Prosecutor Heather Weir said the 18-year-old woman was texting and listening to music as she walked from the station at around midnight.
She heard footsteps behind her on Parish Ghyll Drive and her bag was seized from her shoulder.