Joe Silver, who targeted elderly victims, jailed for robbery

A violent drug addict desperate for cash took ₤ 700 from a wheelchair-bound pensioner as he took advantage of elderly victims in their own homes.Joe Silver

, 29, knocked at the 80-year-old’s house and after that charged previous him when he unlocked, stealing 2 wallets from the living room.The victim tried to obstruct his exit with his wheelchair but was shoved out of the way by Silver, who jumped on the back of a waiting motorcycle and ran away from Regency Close in Gillingham.Joe Silver preyed on senior people

. Picture: Kent Police.Just two hours later, on May 11 this year, he went to Stonedane

Court in Faversham and strolled into the house of an 88-year-old pensioner.Confronted by the shocked house owner, Silver said he needed to use the toilet, but instead entered into the cooking area, where he confessed:”I have actually just come out of jail.”He got a watch and put it his pocket before once again fleeing on the motorbike. The watch was later found on the pensioner’s sofa.Neither of the victims were hurt, however Silver’s thieving spree turned violent 3 hours later when a 60-year-old woman chose not to let him into her home in Boughton-under-Blean. He punched her in the face prior to stepping over her and into the home, where he took her handbag.The victim was entrusted big bruises to her face and arm.But he discovered himself back in the dock this month after information of the other 2 interruption robberies concerned light.Silver, of no fixed address, appeared at

Maidstone Crown Court by prison video link four days before Christmas to

be sentenced for the most recent offences.But Judge Adele Williams sent out the case to Canterbury Crown Court, where Silver will be sentenced in January by Judge Rupert Lowe, who jailed him earlier this year.PC Christopher Jones, who examined the burglary, stated:”Joe Silver revealed no remorse for the experience he had put his victims through.”To be able to attack a senior woman and after that step over her for the sake of money is really loathsome.”

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