Pair jailed after they robbed two homeless men in Newcastle

Photo: Thomas Keenan
Photo: Thomas Keenan.
Photo: Steven Smith
Photo: Steven Smith.

Two men have been jailed after a knife-point robbery in Newcastle.

On September 7, 2015, Thomas Paul Keenan, 20, and Steven Smith, 22, and both of no fixed abode, threatened two homeless men who were sleeping in a car park in Lisle Street in the city centre.

They were armed with knives and slashed one of the two men before stealing 27p from them.

They were arrested by officers and both of the men were charged with two counts of robbery and threatening a person with a bladed article.

They appeared at Newcastle Crown Court on May 12 where they were both sentenced.

Keenan was jailed for 20 months and Smith 17 months.

City Centre Neighbourhood Inspector Nicola Wearing said: “Violent crime, and especially violent crime involving knives, will not be tolerated here in Newcastle city centre.

“These two men are dangerous and clearly a risk to the public.

“We were able to take quick action, get them swiftly arrested and thankfully they are now off the streets.”

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