A TEENAGE robber who used knives and broken bottles to get his victims to pay up was sentenced to six years in prison.
Zeshan Ramkhoda, 18, admitted on Thursday to carrying out four robberies and one attempted robbery on men across the Hounslow West area.
Ramkhoda of Challis Road, Brentford, threatened his victims with knives, bottles and fence posts to get them to hand their belongings over, on one occasion even marching one man to a cash point and forcing him to withdraw cash.
The violent robberies, which police say "left the victims scared to go out at night", took place in September, with an arrest being made on September 21, only three days after the youth's last attack.
DC Sunny Banerjee, who led the investigation, said: "The six year jail sentence should be a warning to all those involved in violent and similar crimes. Hounslow Police will not tolerate any person committing these crimes and we will endeavour to do our best to bring those who do to justice.
"This man has paid the price for committing street robberies which has not only affected the victims but also upset his family."