Pair sentenced for Doncaster robbery

A 20-year-old man and a 21-year-old man have been sentenced for a robbery they committed in September last year.

On 25 September Stefan Cook, 20, and Paul Skelton, 21, approached two 20-year-old men on Thorne Road, Doncaster.

Cook threatened the men by saying he was in possession of a knife and stole their mobile phones.

Both men were arrested by officers after they were identified by CCTV operatives who traced their movements through the town centre.

They both pleaded guilty to the offence. Cook was sentenced to two years in prison and Skelton received a 12-month suspended sentence for his participation in the robbery.

Robbery is a very distressing and frightening crime that can severely affect the victim’s confidence and leave them feeling incredibly vulnerable.

The sentence imposed reflects the nature of this crime, and I hope it sends out a clear message that South Yorkshire Police will not tolerate any type of criminal activity.

– DC Andrea Smith, South Yorkshire Police