Shocking moment jailed Sheffield man races away after robbing young woman on busy street
A member of the public captured the aftermath of a robbery in which a woman was targeted on a busy Sheffield street.
The footage, shared online, was filmed by a woman after she intervened during a street robbery carried out by two men close to an underpass on London Road in June.
It was shared as a warning to others to be on their guard.
Marek Gabco, aged 22, of Lloyd Street, Page Hall has been jailed for two years after pleading guilty to robbery at Sheffield Crown Court
His victim, a 20-year-old woman, was walking home after finishing work in the early hours of Tuesday, June 11 when she was targeted.
She had walked through the Bramall Lane underpass onto Bramall Lane, when Gabco approached her.
The woman who came to the victim’s aid said: “I startled them and stopped them from dragging her into the underpass. That’s why they only managed to grab her phone.”
Gabco, described by South Yorkshire Police as ‘extremely dangerous,’ is said to have been captured on CCTV ‘looking for potential victims’.
PC Zareen Gulzar said: “Our initial enquiries in the area where the victim was robbed led us to some shrubbery at a nearby car park. Here we found discarded items of clothing, which matched the description of the clothing that the offender had been wearing at the time of the attack.
“An item found in this clothing led to Gabco being identified as a suspect. An extensive CCTV trawl was carried out in the vicinity and we found that the attack had been captured on CCTV.
“The CCTV showed Gabco attacking the victim and when the victim resisted, he used more violence on her. The CCTV footage also showed that Gabco appeared to have been out looking for potential victims.
“Gabco was arrested and interviewed, during which he refused to answer any questions, and he has shown no remorse for his actions. He is an extremely dangerous individual and I welcome the sentence passed.”
The PC added: “This incident has had a profound effect on the victim. I wish to praise the victim for her bravery, she has fully supported and helped our investigation and has shown great courage.