A 20 year old woman from Northfield was handed a two year prison sentence at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday.
Jodie Brennan was convicted for two thefts from teenage girls in May this year.
On May 1st 2011, Brennan demanded a mobile phone from a 13 year old girl in West Heath Park. She held her hand in her waistband, which suggested to the victim that she may have a weapon. The girl handed over the phone for fear of injury.
Just 30 minutes later, Brennan approached another 13 year old girl. The girl was texting on her phone. Brennan threatened the girl with violence and held her hand behind her back, again suggesting she had a weapon, and took the phone.
Brennan was arrested on 23rd June 2011 as part of Operation Serve and Protect.
Detective Sergeant Sue Whitehouse, from CID at Bournville police station said: “It is clear that Brennan deliberately targeted two young and vulnerable victims; therefore we are particularly pleased that this individual has been removed from our streets.
“These two offences were extremely frightening for the young victims – the threats of violence and indication that weapons would be used is unacceptable on our streets.
“With this in mind I hope that this sentence sends out a clear message that it will not be tolerated in our community and that we will continue to focus on those individuals who feel they can carry out this type of offence”