A 22-year-old man has been jailed for over two years for robbing a taxi driver in Rotherham last year.
Kieron Medlock, formerly of Meadow Close, Rotherham, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday 5 March where he was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.
He pleaded guilty to robbery at an earlier hearing.
In January 2018, Medlock ordered a taxi from a pub in Swallownest. Once he was in the taxi, Medlock threatened the driver and assaulted him, demanding he hand over cash.
The driver handed over some cash before Medlock fled the taxi, but the whole incident was captured on CCTV and Medlock was subsequently arrested and charged.
PC Paul McIntyre, the investigating officer, said: “I am pleased that Medlock accepted responsibility for his crimes and has received a custodial sentence.
“His victim was left deeply affected by the incident, and now no longer works at night due to fear. I hope that the victim is reassured by the sentence given to Medlock and this should send a message that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.”