A school teacher is facing jail after being convicted of robbing a man in Birmingham city centre.
A jury at the city’s Crown Court took just half an hour to find Simon Evans guilty of robbery and driving whilst disqualified.
Judge Elizabeth Fisher told Evans: “As you will now understand it is inevitable you will receive a custodial sentence.”
The judge adjourned sentence until September 3 so that a report could be prepared on Evans, who was remanded on conditional bail.
It is understood that Evans, a sports teacher, has since resigned from George Salter Collegiate Academy in West Bromwich.
Evans, 27, who was living at the time of the offence at Ferguson Drive, Tipton, had denied the charges.
Michael Aspinall, prosecuting, said the victim, Andrew Todd, an engineer, had been out drinking with friends in the city centre on August 14 last year.
After leaving Snobs nightclub in the early hours he walked along Bristol Road out of the city.
He was then approached by Evans who punched him to the ground and rifled his pockets, taking his keys, wallet and mobile phone.
The victim was unable to identify his attacker, but police linked Evans to the attack through CCTV footage.
When quizzed Evans claimed he had been with his girlfriend on the evening and that he had not gone out.
In court he admitted lying to the police, but denied carrying out the robbery.
He said that he had gone out after 1am to buy some cannabis and that he had lied because he was worried that his school would find out about that.