Jan 21 2013 By Jack Griffith
A 'DANGEROUS' street robber who targeted lone women late at night has been jailed for 10 years.
Mohamoud Ibrahim, 23, attacked five women in Hayes over a two-month period, between April and June last year, all of whom were left traumatised.
His first victim, aged 34, was robbed of cash, shoved to the ground and assaulted whilst walking in East Avenue, Hayes, just after 1.30am on April 6.
This attack came just ten days after he was released from jail having served time for robbery.
Ibrahim next struck on April 17, pouncing on a 29-year-old woman waiting at a bus stop in Uxbridge Road, Hayes, at 4.30am.
He punched her in the face and tried to take her handbag, but she resisted.
His next victim, a 43-year-old woman, was punched repeatedly and suffered a broken tooth during the vicious assault in St Christopher’s Drive, Hayes, again in the early hours. She managed to fight him off.
It was more than a month before he re-offended, returning to East Avenue on May 31 and grabbing a 20-year-old woman from behind and demanding her handbag.
He was again forced to flee empty-handed on that occasion, but he waited just a day before his next attack, on a 38-year-old woman in Coldharbour Lane, Hayes, at 1.30am.
Police launched a late-night undercover operation to track down their suspect, and patrolling officers arrested Ibrahim in Station Road, Hayes, on June 6 after matching his description to the serial attacker.
He initially denied the allegations, but was later charged with one robbery charge, and four of attempted robbery.
Faced with overwhelming evidence against him, he pleaded guilty at Isleworth Crown Court in December.
Ibrahim, of Central Avenue, Hayes, returned for sentence on Thursday last week, and was jailed for ten years. An extended sentence was also imposed for the public's protection, and he will serve an extra four years on licence.
Summing up, Judge Martin Edmunds said: "I have no doubt that [Ibrahim] poses a significant risk of causing harm. He will commit further offences including attacks on women, which I must do my best to prevent."
Detective Inspector Scott Hartley praised the bravery of the victims who came forward, and added: "Mohamoud Ibrahim waged a campaign of robberies against lone females at night.
"His offences demonstrate a pattern of behaviour; each offence was pre-meditated and excessively violent. There is evidence that he stalked his victims and in most cases, attacked them from behind.
"Ibrahim is an extremely dangerous offender who poses significant risk to the public, particularly females."