TWO men involved in the robbery of a pizza delivery driver in Sheffield have both been jailed for five years.
Tauqir Mohammad and Asim Khan were involved in a plan to rob a man delivering for Dominoes Pizza on Ecclesall Road, where Mohammed also worked.
Sheffield Crown Court heard Mohammed, aged 20, of Main Road, Darnall, had followed the deliver driver’s car along Brocco Bank and onto Endcliffe Vale Road, where the victim was threatened with a hammer and forced to hand over his cash bag containing £65, his mobile phone and sat nav system.
Mohammed was the getaway driver when held Khan and a third man, who was jailed for six years at an earlier hearing, robbed the delivery driver.
Khan, 20, of Flaxby Road, Darnall, had reached into his car to steal his keys while the other man, brandishing a hammer, demanded the other valuables.
Megan Rhys, prosecuting, said the delivery driver had been ‘scared’.
“He was using his own car to make deliveries. He went onto Endcliffe Vale Road. As he was sitting in the car he saw two Asian males, one of them was holding a hammer. He was scared,” the prosecutor added.
She said as the robbers ran off the delivery driver chased them and noted down the registration number of the car they escaped in.
Police spotted it on Attercliffe Common 30 minutes later with Mohammed and Khan inside.
Mohammad denied any involvement in the incident and told officers his car number plate had been stolen a few months earlier but he had never reported the theft.
Khan also denied taking part in the robbery and claimed the victim must have noted down the wrong registration number.
The pair both pleaded guilty to robbery on the day they were due to stand trial.
Mohammed’s barrister, Richard Adams, said he had never been in trouble with the police before. Having his own car may have led to him ‘being taken advantage of’.
Nawaz Hussain, for Khan, said he too had no previous convictions.
“He’s not the one holding the weapon - it’s clear he was a follower and not a leader.He got involved in this unsavoury incident at the request of others.”
Judge Robert Moore said: “I am satisfied that this was a joint enterprise from the start. Each of you under played your roles to the police and your families.
“This matter is so serious only an immediate custodial sentence can be justified.”
The pair were sent to a Young Offenders Institute.