Drunken mugger followed his victim from a Plymouth cashpoint
A DRUNKEN man mugged a stranger in the street after following him from a cashpoint, a court heard.
Stephen Hamblin, aged 30, punched the man to the ground and went through his pockets, taking a wallet and cash, an MP3 player and a mobile phone.
Hamblin, of Alexandra Road, Mutley, had earlier admitted robbing the man on October 23 last year.
He faced Plymouth Crown Court for sentence with the aid of a probation report on his background.
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But judge Paul Darlow adjourned the case for a psychiatric report after hearing he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and had a borderline personality disorder.
David Gittins, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said the victim was with his friend when he took out some money from a cashpoint in Regent Street in Greenbank.
He said the pair noticed they were being followed by two men as they went into Gibbon Street nearby.
Mr Gittins said one man was punched to the ground by Hamblin and could recall nothing more about the incident.
He added Hamblin had gone through his victim's pockets and took his wallet, mobile phone and iPod.
Mr Gittins said Hamblin had no memory of the incident as he had been drinking.
Nick Lewin, for Hamblin, described him as "child-like" with post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder.
He urged the judge to suspend the inevitable prison sentence.
Hamblin was released on bail until November 23 while a psychiatric report is prepared. He must remain under curfew at his current address.
Hamblin said after admitting the robbery back in June that he had an alcohol problem.
He added he was "ashamed" of what he had done but was now working with Mutley Baptist Church as a volunteer.