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Xbox robber sentenced to three years behind bars

A thief who threatened a man with a knife to rob an Xbox controller, has been sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court, to three and a half years in a young offenders institute.

Joseph Lubasi, of Redhill Road, Arnold, was found guilty of robbery and being in possession of a knife.

Joseph Lubasi has been sentenced to three years in a young offenders institution... Credit: Nottingham Police

The 19 year-old attacked the man on Arnold High-street, at 10.30am on Sunday 18th August 2013.

Mr Lubasi punched the victim to the ground before demanding the games-console controller and his phone, before two members of the public intervened.

Detective Constable Corriane Allen said:

"This was a nasty attack and the victim has been badly affected as a result... If it had not been for the members of the public who intervened, it could have been more serious."

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