Sheffield man jailed for decade for violent knifepoint robbery

A Sheffield man has received a 10-year prison sentence after being found guilty of a violent knifepoint robbery. 

Jamie Jeffers, of Paddock Crescent, Arbourthorne, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court this week charged with robbery, burglary and breach of an order.

Jeffers has been jailed for 10 years for the violent robbery

Jeffers has been jailed for 10 years for the violent robbery

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At a hearing on Tuesday, January 22, the 38-year-old was found guilty of all three offences and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The court heard how at around 11:10pm on August 6, 2017, Jeffers approached his victim – a 23-year-old man – on Westbourne Road, Broomhill, and attempted to rob him at knifepoint.

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He then dragged his victim off the street, over a wall and tied him to a post with his own belt before making threats of violence against him.

Jeffers eventually left the scene with nothing and his victim managed to flag down a passing police car for assistance.

Detective Sergeant John Dimberline said: “This was a highly distressing incident for the victim and it was a prolonged and incredibly traumatic ordeal. Jeffers is a dangerous man, and I am pleased to say that he is now off the streets.

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“We are pleased with the sentence he has received and have worked hard to secure this result at court. I hope that the people of Sheffield and particularly those living in the Broomhill area will be reassured by this result.”