Leeds street robber jailed for attack on vulnerable victim

Daniel Moss.
Daniel Moss.
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A criminal who carried out a violent street robbery on a vulnerable 60-year-old man has been sent back to prison for four years.

Daniel Moss, 26, was out of prison on licence for a burglary offence when he carried out the attack on Raglan Road, Woodhouse, on February 7 this year.

Leeds Crown Court heard the victim suffers from mental health problems and was known to Moss.

Simon Haring, prosecuting, said Moss saw the victim while he was riding his bike around 7pm. Moss said to the man: “I want you, you grassed me to the police didn’t you?” The victim tried to run away but Moss cycled after him and grabbed him.

He punched him to the ground and continued to hit him before taking his watch.

The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance after suffering cuts to his ear and grazing to his knee.

The watch was later recovered from the bail hostel where Moss was staying.

Moss was drunk when police arrived to arrest him

Moss, of Springwell View, Holbeck, pleaded guilty to robbery.

He has previous convictions for robbery, criminal damage, burglary and vehicle offences.

Andrew Stranex, mitigating, said Moss had admitted the offence at an early opportunity.

He added that Moss had come from a difficult background and was trying to address his offending behaviour.

Mr Stranex said: “There is hope that he wants to turn away from offending rather than take his frustrations out on others.”

Jailing Moss, judge Geoffrey Marson, QC, said: “You attacked him because you regarded him as having ‘grassed’ you up to the police and I regard that as a significant aggravating feature.”