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Man jailed over Harrow bus robbery

JAILED: Andrew White

A MAN was sentenced to four years in prison yesterday following a robbery on a Harrow bus.

In Febuary Andrew White, who was travelling on Station Road towards Harrow Bus Station, threatened a 20-year-old passenger with knife concealed in his clothing before taking £10 from him.

The victim continued his journey home and later reported the incident to police.

Officers from the Workplace Violence Unit were made aware of the incident and obtained CCTV footage from the bus, which lead to the 26-year-old being identified.

Chief Superintendent Sultan Taylor, Safer Transort Command, said: "This was an excellent result which has seen a violent offender taken out of circulation and receive a robust judicial outcome."

"If you commit an offence on the transport network, you will be caught and if convicted so our message is clear: Crime on London's bus system will not be tolerated - we will get those responsible using any lawful means at our disposal."

Steve Burton, Director of Community Safety Enforcement and Policing at TfL, said: "This type of intimidating and threatening behaviour towards one of our passengers will not be tolerated, and thanks to the efforts of the Workplace Violence Unit Mr. White has been handed the sentence that he deserves."

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