Two teenagers who carried out a string of violent street robberies during a two-month reign of terror have today been locked up for a combined total of 20 years.
Police said the significant sentence shows serious violence has no place in Nottinghamshire and residents can be reassured the force will always do its utmost to keep residents safe and remove dangerous individuals from the county’s streets.
Logan Davies, aged 19, and a younger accomplice who cannot be named, used knives, hammers and imitation firearms to threaten or injure victims, before snatching belongings such as phones, wallets and watches.
Between them, the two teenagers targeted 15 victims.
The street robberies took place in Nottingham, Long Eaton and Skegness in July and August last year.
The pair were arrested on 21 August 2020 on suspicion of four robberies. A demanding police investigation led to more robberies coming to light and a plethora of evidence was presented to the courts.
Such was the strength of the evidence, the two teenagers went on to plead guilty to 36 counts between them.
They were sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court today (Tuesday 21 September).
Logan Davies, of Rose Close, St Ann’s, pleaded guilty to 17 offences. These included 11 counts of robbery, two counts of attempted robbery, one count of possession of a bladed article, two counts of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, and one count of possession of an offensive weapon.
He was locked up for 11 years and two months. He will spend two-thirds of the sentence in custody and the rest on licence.
A 16-year-old boy, who can’t be named, pleaded guilty to 19 offences. These included 13 counts of robbery, two counts of attempted robbery, two counts of possession of a bladed article, one count of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, and one count of possession of an offensive weapon.
He was sentenced to eight years and 10 months in custody. He will be released at the halfway point and then be on licence to the end of the sentence.
The first robbery took place in Corporation Oaks, St Ann’s, at around 7.40pm on 16 July 2020 where three men were targeted as they sat on a bench.
Davies’ younger accomplice – aged 15 at the time – asked one of them: “Where are you from? These are my ends.”
He then threatened to stab one of the other men on the bench, before grabbing his wallet and plastic bag of shopping that was by his feet.
Another incident, in Robin Hood Chase, St Ann’s, took place shortly after midnight on 14 August 2020. The two teenagers approached a man and threatened him with a knife before punching him repeatedly and taking his phone, watch and keys.