Three men, who manipulated their victim into buying them drinks before robbing him in a Mansfield street, have been jailed.
Jerry Tolbert, Ashley Lawrence and Jamie Roberts persuaded their 39-year-old victim to buy them alcohol from Tesco, in Chesterfield Road South, before attacking him as he walked home along Newgate Lane.
In the early hours of Monday 27 January 2014 they beat him, leaving him with cuts and bruises, and stole cash and his mobile phone.
It wasnâ€™t long before the three attackers were identified on CCTV footage and arrested.
Tolbert, 22, of Gordon Avenue in Mansfield, was found guilty of robbery following a trial at Nottingham Crown Court. On Monday (30 June 2014) he was sentenced to 90 months imprisonment.
Both Roberts, 22, of Sherwood Street in Mansfield, and Lawrence, 26, of Abbey Lane in London, pleaded guilty to the same offence at a previous hearing.Â They were each sentenced to four years in jail.
Detective Constable Tony Lee said: â€œThese men exploited their victimâ€™s kindness to get what they wanted before turning to physical violence to get even more.Â With three against one he didnâ€™t stand a chance.
â€œThey now have time behind bars to reflect on those actions.â€