A robber who assaulted his victim and bundled him into the back of his car before stealing his mobile phone, designer belt and watch has been jailed for five years.
Hussain Ahmed targeted the 22-year-old as he walked across a car park on Pershore Street in Birmingham city centre at around 6.15am on Saturday June 28 2014.
The victim was punched in the ribs, driven around for approximately 20 minutes and then kicked out on to a street in Small Heath.
He was left with minor injuries as a result of the unprovoked attack and his Omega watch, worth £2,000, was stolen, along with his Hermes belt, iPhone and bank card.
Police issued an appeal for witnesses a short time after the robbery which resulted in information being given to detectives, leading to Ahmed’s arrest.
The 26-year-old, from Barrow Lane in Sheldon, denied kidnap and robbery but was found guilty of the offences following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court and was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday 10 November.
DC Emily Sparkes, from Birmingham CID said: “This was a terrifying experience for the victim who, despite the shock, thankfully wasn’t too badly injured.
“I would like to thank the public for their response to our appeal; it was their information which led to Ahmed’s arrest and ultimately his lengthy prison sentence.
“Violent crime such as this is thankfully very rare in Birmingham, but when it does happen we will do everything in our power to ensure offenders are caught and justice is done.”