TWO Huddersfield thugs have been jailed for terrifying robberies.
Gary Prince, 21, who was involved in two attacks in the space of four months, has been jailed for more than five years.
And 26-year-old Lee Jackson got three-and-a-half years for joining Prince in an attack on a sleeping man.
Prince, of Highlands Avenue, Almondbury, was yesterday sent to prison for a total of five-and-a-half years after a judge heard how he first robbed a pizza delivery man and then attacked another victim in a house.
Bradford Crown Court was told how delivery man Daniel Hudson was driving round the Moldgreen area last October when his vehicle was approached by Prince and another man.
Prosecutor Khadim Al'Hassan described how the accomplice, who has never been traced, used a claw hammer to smash the passenger window of Mr Hudson's vehicle as he tried to drive away.
The man, who was leaning through the broken window despite Mr Hudson's attempts to shake him off, threatened to hit him with the hammer unless he stopped.
After he stopped the car Mr Hudson was forced to hand over his mobile phone, his keys and £80 in cash.
As Mr Hudson fled the scene on foot the duo then drove off in his car.
Although Prince was arrested the next day he was bailed and went on to commit a second robbery at a house in Beaumont Avenue, Huddersfield, in February.
This time Prince and Jackson, of Birkhouse Lane, Moldgreen, went round to the property intending to attack Luke Paul.
The court heard how Mr Paul was asleep on a sofa when he was confronted by Prince, who was wearing a stocking mask and carrying a metal bar.
Both Prince and Jackson were said to have been high on drink and drugs when they attacked Mr Paul.
Prince struck him with the bar while Jackson hit him on the elbow with a hammer.
Judge Peter Benson was told that Mr Paul suffered a broken nose, cuts and bruises and a damaged elbow in the incident.
During the attack Mr Paul had £190 in cash taken from his wallet by Prince and Jackson stole the television.
The court heard that both defendants had previous convictions for a variety of offences including robbery.
Judge Benson told Prince that the pizza delivery man had been a vulnerable victim and the second attack had been premeditated.
“There must be substantial sentences to reflect the serious nature of these offences”, he added.
Prince was jailed after he admitted two offences of robbery and one of taking a vehicle without consent.
Jackson, who admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm and theft of the television, was jailed for three-and-a-half years after the judge said he had been involved in ''gratuitous violence''.