A YOUNG woman from Shirley had a meat cleaver held to her throat during a terrifying carjacking last November, a court heard.
Now the thug who took the 26-year-old’s car keys and mobile phone as an accomplice brandished the blade has been jailed for three years.
Ahmed Kadoora, 21, of Waterside Close, Bordesley Green, had previously admitted robbery, having an offensive weapon and driving while disqualified.
Birmingham Crown Court heard the victim’s ordeal happened yards from her front door after she had parked her Ford Mondeo nearby.
Police who seized Kadoora’s phone also discovered he had taken pictures of himself in an “aggressive” pose holding an imitation gun, the court was told.
Passing sentence, Judge James Burbidge QC told him: “You were aware your accomplice was carrying a significant weapon and you lent yourself to that purpose. This was a serious offence.”
Warren Stanier, prosecuting, said the woman’s ordeal happened at the house, on the evening of November 22.
Kadoora’s accomplice demanded her car keys, put the weapon to her throat and forced her up against the wall. When she screamed he told her to shut up. The crooks made off in the Mondeo but the car was later stopped and Kadoora was arrested. Texts found on his phone showed the offence had been planned.
Balbir Singh, defending, said his client had not played the leading role in the robbery, which lasted for just 15 seconds.
He added that the defendant was normally a responsible young man who had done voluntary work.