TWO men have been locked up for a total of more than eight years for a series of knife-point robberies on teenage boys in Wisbech.
Bradley Dye and Craig Temple both aged 20 and of Princes Street, Sutton Bridge, robbed their victims and threatened them with a knife in four separate incidents between June 27 and 30.
Cambridge Crown Court heard they would cycle past their victims before robbing them. In one incident in Post Office Lane, two 15-year-old boys were cornered by Dye and Temple. They threatened the boys with a knife and one of the boys pleaded with them not to take his phone but he was so frightened by the knife that he handed it over.
Police arrested Dye and Temple after recovering property linked to the robberies from their home address and identification by the victims and CCTV footage. They pleaded guilty to four counts of robbery at an earlier hearing and were sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday). Dye, who also asked for two offences of theft and burglary to be taken into consideration was sentenced to four and half years while Temple was sentenced to four years. DC Chris Smith said: “These robberies were terrifying experiences for the teenage boys who were left shaken and upset.”