Two men have been jailed for threatening to stab a student as they tried to take his mobile phone from him.
Connor Howard, 18, and Rhys Todkill, 21, were given 20 month sentences after they targeted the victim as he sat in his car in the early hours of November 26 last year.
Leeds Crown Court heard the student had driven home from his part time job at a bar in Leeds city centre when he was attacked on Woodside Avenue, Kirkstall.
Patrick Gallagher, prosecuting, said the student was sat in his vehicle sending a text message when Howard and Todkill approached him and demanded his mobile phone.
They opened the car door and punched and kicked the victim when he refused to hand it over. He sped off when the pair went round to the passenger door to try to get into the vehicle.
The pair were arrested nearby after the student contacted police. He was later able to identify them. Howard, of Coatesfield Avenue, Farsley, and Todkill, of Bertrand Street, Holbeck, Both men pleaded guilty to attempted robbery.
Jayne Dodson, mitigating, said both men had been drinking heavily at a party and had been to a garage to buy cigarettes when they carried out the attack.
Mrs Dodson said both had experienced problems with drug and alcohol problems and witnessed domestic violence during childhood. The court the conviction means Howard will no longer be able to join the Royal Marines.
Judge Geoffrey Marson QC said: “The public are entitled to expect the courts to deal with these offences seriously.”