A FATHER-of-three is facing a substantial prison sentence after being found guilty of robbing two cabbies at knife-point.
Mohammed Akbar, 29, of Rashcliffe Hill Road, Lockwood, had denied three allegations of robbery.
They related to attacks on Yorkshire cabbies over a nine-month period.
But after more than nine of deliberation a jury at Bradford Crown Court convicted him on two of the charges.
In May Keighley-based private hire driver Mohammed Ibrar had £60 taken from him after Akbar produced a knife following a late-night ride from the town to Bradley.
A month later Akbar took a taxi from Leeds railway station.
Again he threatened the driver, Chaudhry Nazam, with a knife in order to get him to hand over £30.
Akbar was also alleged to have robbed Sheffield cabbie Zahid Bhatti in October last year.
But the jury failed to reach a verdict on that charge and they were discharged.
Barrister Elyas Patel, for Akbar, said his client – who is remanded in custody – realised a significant sentence was inevitable.
The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Stephen Gullick, told Akbar his case would be listed again for sentence.
He added that hopefully it would be within the next two weeks.