A MAN has been jailed for eight years after admitting two “nasty and unprovoked” robberies in Sheffield city centre.
Carlos Treazure, 30, of no fixed abode, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court on Monday where he entered guilty pleas to two counts of robbery.
He was jailed for eight years for each offence, to run concurrently.
The robberies took place in the Frog Walk area of Sheffield, one in September 2014 and the other in January 2015. In each offence, Treazure approached the victim and threatened them with violence if they didn’t hand over money or their bankcards.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Rachael Smith said: “These robberies were nasty and unprovoked, and it is lucky that neither victim suffered any injuries as a result of Treazure’s actions.
“We carried out an extensive investigation that spanned many months and I am pleased Treazure admitted his guilt in court and accepted responsibility for his crimes.”
Following the robbery in Frog Walk on January 20, Treazure failed to stop for officers who arrested him in the East Bank Road area a short time later.
CCTV enquiries revealed that a short time after each robbery, Treazure used the same cash machine at a nearby supermarket.
Clothing seized from Treazure’s vehicle, following his arrest, matched the clothing shown in the footage. In addition, one of the bank cards stolen was retained by the cash machine and recovered for forensic analysis. Treazure’s DNA was found on the card which tied him to the scene along with his vehicle which was seen nearby.
DC Smith continued: “This result is testament to the courage and bravery of the victims as well as the officers involved in the investigation. I would like to thank everyone who was involved in bringing Treazure to justice.
“We are committed to making the streets of Sheffield a safer place and will not tolerate those who threaten and intimidate the public for their own financial gain.”