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Adam McGeady: How Robber threatened to stab 11-year-old girl before stealing her electric scooter

Adam McGeady: How Robber threatened to stab 11-year-old girl before stealing her electric scooter

A robber who threatened to stab an 11-year-old girl before stealing her electric scooter in Islington has been jailed.

Adam McGeady, 32, was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison on Friday, December 9 at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

McGeady committed the “horrifying” robbery on September 24, 2020, around 6:15 p.m.

McGeady, pictured, pleaded guilty to robbery and has been jailed for three years and nine months

Footage shows the girl riding an electric scooter down Parkfield Street before being approached by McGeady on a bike. He threatened to stab her before grabbing the scooter and riding away.

The victim was not hurt, but she was shaken by the incident, according to police.

Officers were called and police began trying to locate the suspect using CCTV footage from the location and the surrounding area.

Adam McGeady: How Robber threatened to stab 11-year-old girl before stealing her electric scooter
The 32-year-old robber McGeady was pictured wrestling with the 11-year-old girl during the attack in Islington, north London

Officers shared an image of McGeady on a Metropolitan police database used by officers to identify wanted people after being caught on camera.

The suspect was later identified and apprehended in January 2022, and he was charged with robbery.

“This would have been a terrifying ordeal for a victim of any age, but it was particularly upsetting for a child. I would like to praise her for the bravery she has shown throughout our investigation”, Detective Constable Richard Roberts, from the local policing team in Islington said.

Adam McGeady: How Robber threatened to stab 11-year-old girl before stealing her electric scooter
At one point, McGeady threatened to stab the schoolgirl if she didn’t hand over her e-scooter

He added: “McGeady is clearly a dangerous offender and I am pleased that our investigation has resulted in him receiving a custodial sentence. I hope this sends a clear message that we will not tolerate such appalling behaviour on the streets of Islington”.

McGeady pleaded guilty to robbery before he was sentenced.

source:summarybio.com