THESE are the faces of the junkie trio who left a man afraid to go out on his own after pinning him down in the middle of the road.
The Observer can now reveal the identities of the three, who were handed collective prison sentences of more than ten years at a court hearing on Friday.
Michael Sines, Lisa Fletcher and Lisa Dunbar were arrested after robbing a man of his bank card and a torch during an incident near Salt Hill Park on March 21, 2021.
The victim, who knew Dunbar, was confronted by the woman on Windmill Road.
Sines then grabbed the victim around the neck and produced a stanley knife.
The victim was wrestled to the ground by Sines and pinned down by Dunbar and Fletcher, who proceeded to punch him.
The trio searched the man’s pockets and took off his shoes in the middle of the road at 1.40am.
They took the victim’s bank card and torch but did not take his mobile phone or scooter.
Prosecutor Brian Reece said: “It is clear what they hoped to find was something small and well-concealed.
“Clearly it was drugs they were looking for.”
Mr Reece said the victim suffered no serious injuries but he is now afraid to go out on his own at night.
Lawrence Henderson, defending for Dunbar, 36, took Class A drugs but now she is free from her habit and has a number of certificates showing her progress.
Martin Hawkes, defending for Fletcher, 39, also said his defendant had got clean after becoming addicted to Class A drugs.
He said Fletcher’s role was serious, but that it was Dunbar who initially spoke to the victim and Sines who threatened the man.
Sines, of Riverside Park, Addlestone, was sentenced to five years imprisonment for robbery and using a bladed article to make threats and will serve another two years on licence following his release.
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Dunbar, of no fixed abode, was handed a 38-month prison sentence for robbery.
Fletcher, also of no fixed abode, was handed a 32-month jail term for robbery.
The trio were sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Friday, February 18.