A HYDE man is among three jailed for their involvement in an armed carjacking that saw a woman violent pulled from her car while her two-year-old child sat in the back.
Brandon Smith, 21, of Wildclough, Hyde and Kaydn Jones, 18, of Rosk Street, Salford and Tyrese Chisholm, 18, of Heathcote Road, Manchester were sentenced at Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court
On Thursday, June 17 the victim – a man in his 20s – advertised a pair of Louis Vuitton sunglasses and a bag for sale over social media.
He was contacted in response to his advert and a price of £400 was agreed. The victim passed his postcode over to the profile and agreed he would be home by 3pm that day.
Feeling as though the profile was messing him around, the victim asked them to leave it until later in the day. Just before 7pm, the victim was messaged by the profile informing him ‘they’ were at the top of his road waiting for him.
The victim’s girlfriend and son were waiting at the bottom of the road in a car as they were due to all go out after the items had been sold. Unable to see the men, the victim was called by a new number and told they were waiting on Clumber Road, Gorton.
Noticing the male – Kaydn Jones – the victim climbed into his partner’s car and told her to drive up the road towards him. As the victim got out of the car to speak to Jones, Chisholm ran up behind him and demanded he hand over all his possessions before lunging him at with a knife.
The victim also noticed Smith behind him holding a knife, forcing him to run away from the car to get the men away from his partner.
He noticed the men had turned back towards the car before Chisholm demanded the woman get out of the car before holding a knife to her throat and grabbing her coat to pull her from the driver’s seat.
The woman was just able to free her two-year-old son from the back of the car before all three men fled in the vehicle. Multiple items including two phones, designer clothes and the Louis Vuitton bag were stolen along with the vehicle.
Following extensive CCTV enquiries, detectives were able to identify and track the movements of Smith, Jones and Chisholm linking them to the robbery.
Smith was jailed for three years and three months after pleading guilty to two counts of robbery.
Jones was jailed for three years and six months after pleading guilty to two counts of robbery and possession of a knife and Chisholm was jailed for four years after pleading guilty to two counts of robbery, one count of driving while disqualified, one count of using a vehicle without third party insurance and one count of threatening a person with a blade in a public place.