Yeovil robber sentenced
A man who carried out two robberies in Yeovil has received a six-year prison sentence.
Valentinas Michailovas was sentenced at Taunton Crown Court on Friday 12 November. He pleaded guilty to a number of offences.
On 15 August, on 15 August this year he led a male victim to a cash machine. Forced the man to withdraw money and then him. Michailovas then made off with the money.
Two days later, Michailovas broke into the same person’s home during the early hours. He was seen by the victim to be holding a knife. Again he forced the man to go and withdraw a quantity of cash from an ATM.
Over the night of the 20/21 August a second victim in Yeovil reported his home had been broken into. An investigation was carried out and led to Michailovas admitting one count of handling stolen goods.
The 24-year-old, of Marl Close in Yeovil, was jailed for six years. He pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery, one of handling stolen goods and one of fraudulently using someone else’s bank cards.
He was also given restraining orders to prevent him from being able to contact either of his victims. Breaching a restraining order would lead to another term in prison.
Judge James Townsend in sentencing noted Michailovas had previous convictions for not dissimilar offences in his native Lithuania.
For Avon & Somerset Police, PC Jim Card said: “Valentinas Michailovas is a dangerous offender who used force and a weapon to rob an innocent man on two occasions in the space of only a few days.”