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9 February 2016, 15:12 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50
A Nottingham man who robbed seven people in less than two hours with a claw hammer's been jailed for 4 years.
19 year-old Jaikus Wallace from Lavender Walk admitted five robberies, two attempted robberies and one charge of possession of an offensive weapon.
Police say he targeted young men walking alone that day.
One of the victims told Capital how Wallace said “this is a robbery” before being told to sit on the floor. Wallace held the claw hammer to his temple and, at one point, raised it above his shoulder in a threatening manner. Wallace left with the victim’s phone and some toffees he’d bought that evening at the Goose Fair.
Det Con Chris Taylor said:
“The people Wallace robbed that evening were subject to a terrifying experience. Wallace picked young men, almost always walking alone, and on each occasion he brandished the claw hammer, using fear to make people hand over their belongings.
“Wallace’s crimes have left a lasting impact on his victims and several have remarked that they have only been able to re-enter the City centre once they heard he was caught and kept on remand. We hope today’s sentencing serves as some comfort to them as they return to enjoy their evenings in our city centre.”