Police catch robber through Twitter

Jahone Issa Allen Credit: Met Police

A violent robber who was caught as a result of police social media appeals pleaded guilty in court yesterday.

24-year-old Jahone Issa Allen appeared at Isleworth Crown Court and admitted to committing a robbery, GBH with intent and theft from an ATM machine. He has been remanded into custody and will be sentenced on Friday 5th September.

The robbery was committed at approximately 5.30am on 9th May in Hayes. A 49-year-old man was walking down the street when Allen hit him on the head, knocking him to the ground. While the victim was on the floor he took his wallet and iphone.

Allen attempted to withdraw cash from ATMs using the victim's bank card. CCTV stills showing him standing at these cash machines were then used in media appeals and tweeted out.