Three teenagers have been jailed after two “frightening” armed robberies on city taxi drivers.

A gang robbed one cabbie at gun-point and then, the following day, two youths threatened another taxi driver with knives before taking his cash, phone and car. Yesterday, Levi Kemp (17) was jailed for three years, while 16-year-olds Claudio Monteiro and Tanyaradzwa Marocha were sentenced to 18 months in prison.

It was Kemp’s father who reported his son to police and handed in the BB gun his son had used during one of the robberies. Judge Michael Pert said: “These were planned armed robberies of taxi drivers by youths with the use of guns and knives. If you had been older they would have merited substantial prison sentences.”

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