A violent and dangerous teenager who threatened a woman with a gun as he stole her car has been sent to prison for four years after officers tracked him down just a day after the incident.
Yousaf Ejaz, aged 18, arranged to meet the woman in Birmingham to test drive the car she was selling online on 27 December last year.
But after driving the car poorly for a short distance, she asked him to stop.
Ejaz then pulled out what looked like a black handgun, threatened her and demanded she gets out of the car before Ejaz drove away.
The victim immediately dialled 999, and the next evening the vehicle triggered an ANPR camera in the city, and officers were dispatched.
Firearms officers soon tracked Ejaz down to Holyhead Road and boxed in the car, but he jumped out and ran off.
Two ARV officers gave chase, and Ejaz was arrested following a short foot chase.
Ejaz was still wearing the same clothes he’d been in when he stole the car the day before.
Checks also showed that Ejaz had used the mobile phone found in the car to arrange the vehicle’s viewing.
Ejaz, of Boulton Road, Handsworth, admitted robbery, possession of an imitation firearm, driving without a licence or insurance and was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court to four years detention in a young offenders’ institution.
Detective Constable Jeff Brooks, from WMP Force CID, said:
“This was an understandably shocking and frightening experience for the woman and we hope that knowing Ejaz is now behind bars brings her some comfort.”
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