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Duo jailed for robbery of mini-cab driver

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TWO robbers have been jailed for stealing money from a mini-cab driver and injuring him with a concrete block. 
Aaron Mizen, 32, and Natalie Bivand, 31, attacked the driver while he was taking them to central Croydon on October 5 last  year.  
The pair, both of no fixed abode, were found guilty at a trial at Croydon Crown Court and have both been sentenced to three and a half years in jail.
They launched their attack after asking their driver to pull over in Bridge Place, central Croydon, having started their journey in Penge at around 4.45pm. 
Mizen dragged the driver out of the car with an object at his neck - which the driver believed to be a knife, police said, before hitting him with a concrete block and stealing his wallet, containing £130.
Bivand also assaulted the driver and stole an undisclosed amount of  money from inside the car, before the pair left the scene.
The driver was taken to Croydon University Hospital and treated for a broken ankle and injuries to his jaw.
DC Kris Blamires, from Croydon CID, who investigated the case, said today (Friday) the victim's injuries were "long-lasting" and  "still having a negative impact on his personal and professional life."
Bivand and Mizen were arrested on October 8 after police found their bags and clothing in the bag of the car, but denied the offences.  
DC Blamires added: "With the strong evidence from witnesses and the victim, they were convicted and will be spending a considerable time behind bars."

Duo jailed for robbery of mini-cab driver


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