A Doncaster man has been jailed for 39 months for robbing and stealing from prostitutes in the red-light district.
Marius Dambrauskas, aged 26, of Sandringham Road, Intake, committed the robbery last September when he approached a 32-year-old woman who was working as a prostitute on Thorne Road.
They walked over to Town Fields and he gave her £40 but immediately afterwards he grabbed the woman by her throat, kicked and punched her and took the £40 before running away.
The theft occurred on October 14 at around 1.45am, on Kings Road when he approached a 33-year-old woman who was also working as a prostitute.
He grabbed her by the hair and stole £35 from her.
Both women reported the incidents to the police who acted swiftly on the information and arrested the man.
Dambrauskas pleaded guilty to the offences at Sheffield Crown and afterwards DC Scott Barley said: “Dambrauskas believed he could take what he wanted and there would be no consequences, and I hope this sends out a clear message this is not the case and it will not be tolerated.
“I would always encourage people to report any offence to the police; we are committed to investigating and detecting all crime, to ensure the people of Doncaster are protected and to make the town a safer place for everyone.”