Prison for Sheffield man who robbed young couple at knife point

A Sheffield man is starting six and a half years behind bars for robbery, attempted robbery and possessing an offensive weapon.

Meeshack Menzies, 23, of Braemore Road in Sheffield, was charged following an incident involving a 16-year-old girl and her 17-year-old boyfriend on 17 May on Eastern Drive in Sheffield.

The teenage boy was threatened with a knife for valuables before Menzies turned his attention to the girl. Menzies forcefully knocked the girl to the floor, demanding that she give him her necklace and bracelet at knife point before making off.

On Tuesday 17 October, following a trial at Sheffield Crown Court, Menzies was found guilty of all these crimes and has been sentenced to serve six and half years in prison.

DC Yvonne Fairbrother, the investigating officer in the case, said: “Menzies’ victims have suffered a great deal of distress due to his actions.

“I hope this sentence will go some way to helping them recover from the ordeal in the knowledge that Menzies will be in custody for a substantial period.

“Menzies thought he could evade police but that ultimately, offenders will always be brought to justice.”