Six years for man who committed knifepoint robbery

A 20-year-old Sheffield man is beginning six years behind bars for robbery, after being sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday (Thursday 8 November).

Abdulrahman Yafooz, of Morgan Road in Sheffield, was charged following an incident on Frog Walk in the Ecclesall Road area of Sheffield on 10 May.

The victim, an 18-year-old man, was walking home after leaving friends in Endcliffe Park when he was followed by a group of youths, including Yafooz. Just beyond the entrance of Frog Walk he was pushed into a doorway, and threatened with what officers have described as a hunting style knife.

Detective Constable John Briers, the investigating officer, said: “The victim was then dragged along the walk, whilst being repeatedly punched in the face.

“It was a violent and nasty attack, which lead to the victim handing over his phone and wallet. Thankfully, a passing motorist noticed what was happening and sounded his horn, distracting the group and allowing the victim to break free from his attackers.

“We managed to trace Yafooz by tracking the stolen phone.

“The incident was extremely distressing for the victim and I am pleased that Yafooz has been handed a significant sentence for his actions that night.”