TWO men have been sentenced to prison after they were convicted of robbing a teenager of a pair of Balenciaga trainers.

The 16-year-old boy was threatened at knifepoint and punched near to the Burger King on the A41 in Bicester before the pair ran off with the pair of leather hi-top shoes.

The victim did not require hospital treatment, but was left shaken by the incident that happened on May 14 last year. 

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Amir Talebi, aged 22, of Stockwell Road, Lambeth, London, and Naquan Davis, aged 22, of Grantham Road, Lambeth, London, were both found guilty of robbery in a trial lasting five days at Oxford Crown Court, which concluded on September 3.

Talebi was found guilty of one count of robbery and Davis of one count of robbery and one count of possession of a bladed article by unanimous jury verdict.

Talebi was jailed for three years for robbery, while Davis was sentenced to three and a half years’ imprisonment for robbery and nine months’ imprisonment for possession of a bladed article, the sentences to run concurrently.

Talebi was arrested in September last year and Davis in January.

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The two were both charged in February.

Police staff investigator Nicola Manze said: "This was a shocking incident in which a teenage boy was robbed by two violent individuals of a pair of trainers.

"The violence shown, including threatening the victim with a bladed article, was completely unacceptable, and, working with the Crown Prosecution Service, I am pleased that we have managed to bring both offenders to justice.

"The victim and a key witness has supported the investigation throughout, and I would like to thank them both for their patience and courage.

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"The two offenders came from outside the Thames Valley to commit this offence, and they will now serve significant custodial sentences as a result of their actions.

"We will not tolerate such criminality, and will always look to bring violent offenders such as Talebi and Davis to justice."