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Necklace snatched from neck of woman

24 February, 2017 — By Alina Polianskaya

A MAN who snatched a £4,000 gold necklace from a woman’s neck and then handed it in to nightclub security has been sentenced to 100 hours community service.

Jordan Kearney yanked the necklace from the woman, who was with her boyfriend, in the club in Rupert Street, Soho, on December 21. He later handed it in to the club’s security before police arrived and pretended he had helped get it back, police said.

CCTV showed him take the necklace from the victim. Kearney pleaded guilty to robbery at Southwark Crown Court and was handed a one-year sentence, suspended for two years, 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £140.

Detective Constable Richard Kidd, the investigating officer from Westminster’s Major Crime Unit, said: “This was a nasty crime that left both victims very distressed. I am pleased that the victim was reunited with her property. Luckily neither victim was seriously injured in the robbery. I’d like to thank the victims and the nightclub for their assistance in helping to bring Kearney to justice.”

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