Decade in jail for man found guilty of knifepoint robbery

Date published: 25 January 2019 16:38
Dated: 25 January 2019 16:36:38

A 38-year-old man has received a 10-year prison sentence after being found guilty of a violent knifepoint robbery in Sheffield. 

Jamie Jeffers, of Paddock Crescent, Sheffield, was on trial at Sheffield Crown Court this week charged with robbery, burglary and breach of order. On Tuesday 22 January he was found guilty of all three offences and sentenced to 10 years in prison. 

The court heard how on the 6 August 2017 at around 11.10pm Jeffers approached his victim, a 23- year-old man, on Westbourne Road and attempted to rob him at knifepoint. 

His victim’s ordeal did not end there; Jeffers then dragged him 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.

“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.” 

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