Man sentenced to over four years in jail for robberies in Sheffield

A 37-year-old man is spending over four years behind bars after he was found guilty of two robberies - stealing cash and bank cards - in Sheffield.

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 6:52 pm

Curtis Noel, of no fixed address, was jailed after CCTV and financial enquiries led to him being identified him as the suspect.

South Yorkshire Police said Noel assaulted his first victim, a 19-year-old man, at about 11.30pm on July 6 last year at a cashpoint on Barber Road Crookes, stealing the £20 he was withdrawing.

About 10 minutes later, Noel targeted his second victim, a 47-year-old man on nearby Ashberry Road.

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Noel Curtis is jailed for robberies in Sheffield

The man was walking home when he felt someone approach him from behind.

Noel then demanded the man hand over any cash he had, before punching him and stealing is wallet.

The victim's bank card was later used at garages and two convenience stores.

In a statement, Detective Constable Ryan Griffiths from the Sheffield Proactive CID team said: "Through CCTV work and financial enquiries, were able to quickly identify Noel as a suspect and bring him into custody.

"He had used the stolen bank card at two petrol stations and then two other shops, and through CCTV, we were able to piece together his movements and build a strong case against him.

"He was soon charged with two counts of robbery, which he pleaded guilty to on December 3, 2019.”

Const Griffiths also expressed his happiness over the verdict and assured the public that the force is committed to keeping the city and its people safe.

"I'm pleased we have been able to bring Noel to justice and hope that his victims can take some comfort in knowing that he's now serving a prison sentence.

"Officers within the proactive CID team are dedicated to identifying offenders like Noel, arresting them and working to bring their case before the courts, to keep people in Sheffield safe."

Noel has been remanded into custody since and was back before court today (January 7), where he was jailed for four years and six months.