Bungling Birmingham robbers jailed after leaving mobile phone at the scene of their crime

A pair of bungling Birmingham robbers who were caught after leaving a mobile phone at the scene of their crimes have been jailed.

Jaymi Evans and Hughie Bradley

Jaymi Evans and Hughie Bradley

Jaymi Evans and Hughie Bradley attacked a businessman in an attempt to steal cash after scoping the victim out at HSBC on Kettlehouse Road in Kingstanding on December 2nd last year.

Birmingham Crown Court heard they threatened to shoot the victim and subjected him to a sustained assault which was witnessed by customers and staff at the branch.

Evans and Bradley were unable to snatch a holdall containing £25,000 but made off with wads of cash totalling £3,000 which had spilled out onto the floor during the struggle – none of which has been recovered.

Customers rushed to the aid of the businessman and forced the pair out of the branch – but in their desperate bid to escape, the pair dropped a mobile phone. They tried to recover the handset but were thwarted.

Police investigations revealed Evans as the owner of the phone and linked Bradley through mobile data analysis.

Both men admitted being at the bank but denied any involvement in the robbery. The pair were found guilty following a two-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court in June, and were sentenced yesterday (5 July).

Evans, aged 21, from Sutton New Road, Erdington, was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison, while 24-year-old Bradley, from Copshill Court, Sutton Coldfield, received five years and four months behind bars.

Detective Constable Christopher Warren-Smith said: “Through diligent police work we were able secure very strong evidence against the pair and bring them to justice – taking them off the streets of Birmingham for a substantial period of time.”

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