Robber locked up for phone attacks

Convicted - Harry Chappell.
Convicted - Harry Chappell.

A DONCASTER man has been jailed for four-and-a-half-years after admitting two violent robberies.

Harry Chappell, 25, of no fixed address, was jailed following the robberies, where he admitted to following his victims late at night before punching them to the ground and stealing their mobile phones and other valuables.

The first of his victims, a 34-year-old man, was stalked through the streets before being robbed for just £30 and his mobile handset in Thorne Road. Chappell then went on to steal a chain valued at £400 and a £200 mobile phone from a 19-year-old man - less than a week later in the same busy street.

Both robberies happened between 10pm and 11pm on August 29 and September 5 this year,

He was arrested and charged shortly after the attacks, before pleading guilty to both at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court on September 7.

Chappell was sentenced to serve jail time at Doncaster Crown Court on Thursday, November 24, having already served two months in jail on remand for the two crimes.

Pc Lisa Kelly, the investigating officer for South Yorkshire Police, said after the case: “I am really pleased with the result.

“It shows that anybody committing this type of offence will be caught and sentenced appropriately.”