Student avoids jail after failed Beckenham iPad robbery
PUBLISHED: 10:36 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:37 22 January 2013
A student narrowly avoided jail after his attempt to steal an iPad at New Beckenham train station left him with nothing but a black eye.
Olamide Adeogun, of Erith, was sentenced to nine months imprisonment, suspended for two years, at Croydon Crown Court on January 11.
Adeogun pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and was sentenced to a six month night-time curfew.
The 21-year-old arranged to meet the victim, a 34-year-old woman, at the station on August 9 after she advertised the gadget online.
She came with her 36-year-old husband who punched Adeogun and called the police after he tried to take the iPad, claiming to have a knife.
He was arrested at the scene and was taken to hospital for treatment to a cut eye before being charged.