A 28-YEAR-OLD man who robbed a woman in her own home at knife point for an iPhone 6 has been jailed.
Serial offender Asif Hussain was sentenced to five years and five months in prison after he pleaded guilty on the first day of his trial to robbing Alexandra Williams at her home in Withycombe Drive, Banbury on August 23 last year.
Hussain, of Wood Green Avenue, Banbury, had 18 convictions for 46 offences since 2002.
The court heard how victim Miss Williams had been "affected to quite some level by the attack in her own home".
Prosecuting, Michael Roques said Miss Williams initially advertised the Apple product for sale and Hussain arrived at her home at about 6am on August 23 to make a payment for it.
Mr Roques said the defendant locked her in a room and held her at knife point before stealing the phone.
The court heard how Miss Williams felt "scared" as Hussain demanded her to disable the iCloud account on the device to prevent it from being traced.
Hussain was arrested later that day at 10.30am, but no iPhone was found at the address police attended.
An impact statement of the victim said Mrs Williams has suffered from mental health issues as a result of the robbery.
Mr Roques said: "She has moved out of the area following the theft.
"She does not feel safe and has suffered panic attacks.
"She is also still contracted £48 a month for the iPhone, which she no longer has."
Defending, Claire Fraser said: "He has held down a job in a factory for sometime while his wife is a full time carer for his disabled six-year-old daughter and another 16-month-old daughter. Before this he was providing emotional and physical support his family, which they will no longer have."
Sentencing, Judge Patrick Eccles said: "You have now put yourself out well of reach of any great sympathy that can be extended you by the court."