Pistol-whipping robber jailed

A MAN has been jailed for seven years for the pistol-whipping robbery of a pizza delivery driver. The driver, Michael Burke, was lured to Jessop Road in Stevenage by Treymaine Davis. In the robbery Mr Burke, a Domino pizza delivery worker, was made to lie

A MAN has been jailed for seven years for the pistol-whipping robbery of a pizza delivery driver.

The driver, Michael Burke, was lured to Jessop Road in Stevenage by Treymaine Davis.

In the robbery Mr Burke, a Domino pizza delivery worker, was made to lie on the ground and when he tried to get up was hit a number of times by the gun.

Davis took �15 from his victim and a sat nav system and a mobile phone.

Four days later at Stevenage Leisure Park Davis, 22, of Oaks Cross, Stevenage robbed a young clubber.

Davis appeared for sentence at Luton Crown Court having been convicted earlier this year by a jury of two offences of robbery and possessing a firearm.

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The robbery of the pizza driver took place on May 27 last year

Then on May 31, he attacked clubber Patrick Cassidy beating him and forcing him to reveal his PIN for his bank card.

Stephen Akinsanya, defending, said Davis had shown a degree of insight into how his victims must have felt.

He said during his teens Davis had indulged in violence but as he had got older he had tried to move away from that lifestyle.

Recorder John Foy QC said the defendant had used considerable violence during both robberies.

He said the robbery of the pizza delivery man had been pre-planned and he had lured his victim to a spot where he could be robbed.

In the robbery of the clubber, the Recorder said Davis had punched him and kicked him in the head, breaking his nose.

"You are one who targets vulnerable people and then uses or threatens violence towards them," said Recorder Foy.

He jailed Davis for seven years and told him he will be on licence for three years when he is eventually released.

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