Robber caught out by his distinctive red mohican hairstyle
6:00am Saturday 17th August 2013 in News
A MOHICAN-sporting robber has been convicted of attempt to steal a man’s car keys.
A jury at Bolton Crown Court found 20-year-old Bill Carney guilty of the attempted robbery of motorist Stephen Blackburn.
Carney had denied the offence, but during a three-day trial the court heard how Mr Blackburn was attacked outside his girlfriend’s flat in Stanworth Avenue, Breightmet by him and another man.
Mr Blackburn was told that he would be stabbed unless he hand over the keys to his car and then pinned to the vehicle’s bonnet and punched in the face.
Carney, of Blenheim Road, Breightmet, and his accomplice ran off when a neighbour appeared in the street.
But his distinctive red mohican haircut made him easily identifiable and when police later visited him at his home they found him clothed in bed, where he claimed to have been all night.
Carney was cleared of a second charge of possessing a knife. He was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on September 16.
Recorder Peter Cowan told Carney: “This is an extremely serious offence that will carry an inevitable custodial sentence. You should be under no illusions what awaits you.”