A MOPED rider who snatched women’s handbags has been jailed.

Jake Cramp, 24, of Acton Lane, South Acton, was sentenced to a total of eight years and nine months at Isleworth Crown Court after being found guilty of offences including robbery and having an offensive weapon.

In one week in April, Cramp committed 15 offences across west London, at Ealing, Acton, Chiswick and Hounslow.

He either snatched the bag from behind while on his moped and sped off, or he committed the offence on foot before escaping by moped.

But one of the victims took a picture of the attacker and the moped used in the robberies was located near to Cramp’s home.

Chief Insp Jim Corbett said: “Jake Cramp callously went out on each of these days with the sole intention to rob and steal, brazenly targeting women and sometimes resorting to further violence.”