Man sentenced to 30 months in prison after a robbery in Manchester city centre
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Nathan Mellor (25/04/95) of No Fixed Abode earlier this week (Monday 18 September) has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to robbery, attempt robbery and shoplifting. Mellor also has been given a 3 year criminal behaviour order which prevents him from entering Manchester city centre.
The court heart how Mellor attempted to rob a man in his 20’s, after he was walking down Market Street in the city centre at around 5am on the 18 January 2023.
Mellor pushed the victim against a building on Market Street and threatened him by shouting “Give me your stuff” and becoming aggressive.
The victim managed to free himself from the situation and run away from Mellor.
An hour later, at around 6am, a man in his 50’s was stood at an ATM in Piccadilly in Manchester city centre and after putting in his bank details and withdrawing £120 Mellor forcefully shoved the victim from the ATM in an attempt to get hold of the cash that had just been withdrawn.
Mellor shouted things like “He’s robbing me. Help me” in an effort to make himself appear to be the victim to any bystanders.
Again, the victim managed to free himself from Mellor and get himself to safety before phoning the police.
Police Constable Ross Smith, of GMP’s Longsight Neighbourhood Crime Team, said: “I’d like to thank the two victims who have come forward and supported our investigation throughout.
“It is important we investigate crimes like this to ensure the streets of our city centre are kept safe from crime, and no one should go about their day-to-day life feeling fearful or like they may be at risk of criminal behaviour.
“Anyone with information about this type of crime should contact us quoting Operation Valiant via gmp.police.uk or 101. In an emergency, dial 999.”