Brothers are jailed for ten years each for Doncaster area armed robbery
Two brothers have each been sentenced to a decade behind bars after carrying out a Doncaster area armed robbery together and each of them, a separate burglary.
On 26 October 2019, Christopher and Stephen Bouskill targeted an electrical shop, in High Street, Wath. Armed with an axe and a knife, the brothers entered the store and made threats to the owner before stealing his wallet and £700 from the till.
PC Jessica Pearce, investigating, said: “The brothers’ actions that day caused an innocent man to fear for his life.
"The victim, who was 78 at the time, was pushed to the floor, attacked, and robbed while being threatened at knife point.
“The man’s bravery and commitment to assisting with the investigation throughout is to be admired.
However Christopher Bouskill drove his getaway car in to floodwater as he left and after being stranded was apprehended by a police dog.
Following his arrest, he was linked to a burglary which had been committed in Church Street, Swinton just three days before whenaA laptop, cash and other items were stolen.
Stephen, 45, was quickly linked to a burglary on 17 October where almost £10,000 worth of sentimental jewellery had been stolen from an address in Bradlea Rise, Rawmarsh.
PC Pearce continued: “The Bouskill brothers are nasty and prolific offenders – both of them a blight on the community. I am pleased that justice has been done, and both are behind bars for a significant period of time.”
The brothers, both formerly of Albany Road, Rotherham, admitted the charges against them and were each sentenced to 10 years behind bars at Sheffield Crown Court on Thursday 13 May.