A robber who threatened two victims with violence when he ambushed them in a Sheffield suburb has been jailed for eight years.
Carlos Treazure, aged 30, of no fixed abode, robbed his victims in the Frog Walk area of Sharrow in September 2014 and January 2015.
In each offence he threatened his victims with violence if they failed to hand over money or their bankcards.
He pleaded guilty and was jailed for both offences at Sheffield Crown Court.
Detective Constable Rachael Smith said: “These robberies were nasty and unprovoked, and it is lucky that neither victim suffered any injuries as a result of Treazure’s actions.
“We carried out an extensive investigation that spanned many months and I am pleased Treazure admitted his guilt in court and accepted responsibility for his crimes.”
Following the robbery in January this year, Treazure was arrested in East Bank Road, Arbourthorne, for failing to stop for officers a short time later.
CCTV enquiries revealed that a short time after each robbery, Treazure used the same cash machine at a nearby supermarket.
Clothing seized from Treazure’s vehicle, following his arrest, matched the clothing shown in the footage.
One of the bank cards stolen in the robberies was retained by the cash machine and recovered for forensic analysis.
Treazure’s DNA was found on the card which tied him to the scene along with his vehicle, which was seen nearby.
DC Smith added: “This result is testament to the courage and bravery of the victims as well as the officers involved in the investigation. I would like to thank everyone who was involved in bringing Treazure to justice.
“We are committed to making the streets of Sheffield a safer place and will not tolerate those who threaten and intimidate the public for their own financial gain.”