Two men jailed over terrifying mother and baby car-jacking
TWO thugs have been jailed after carjacking a mother at knifepoint while her 13-month-old son was still inside. Zahid Mahmood, 20, and Usman Mahboob, 18, jumped inside the woman’s Ford Focus as she was about to strap her son in his baby seat.
SWNS Mahmood and Mahboob have both been jailed
Armed with a knife, they ordered her to get out but she refused to leave without her young child.
The woman, who was not named in court, was allowed to grab her son and the men drove off.
Leeds Crown Court heard the woman had since been diagnosed as suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and is still receiving counselling.
In a victim impact statement, the woman described the robbery as “a perfect storm of awfulness”.
Prosecutor Martin Robertshaw said the men had taken her vehicle from outside her home in the Burley area of Leeds on June 12 last year.
However the pair were quickly arrested when a member of the public contacted West Yorkshire Police after seeing the vehicle being driven suspiciously.
Mahmood, from Leeds, pleaded guilty to robbery and was jailed for six years and four months.
Mahboob, also from Leeds, was convicted of robbery after a trial and sentenced to five years and six months.