A mum told a court how she handed over almost £150,000 worth of her jewellery to robbers who attacked her as she waited at school gates to pick up her children.
Jane Williams told a jury she gave her rings and watch to the men as she feared they would smash her face in as they threatened her with a hammer.
Mrs Williams gave evidence at Leeds Crown Court yesterday (Feb 18) at the trial of Daniel Inamder, 30, who is accused of two offences of robbery.
Two men approached Mrs Williams as she sat in her Land Rover outside Moorlands School, Meanwood, on October 7 2011.
The mum told the court how one of the men climbed into the car before threatening her with the weapon, and tried to grab the rings from her hand.
The court heard another parent who had been stood talking to Mrs Williams moments earlier was struck over the head with a hammer.
Mrs Williams handed over her wedding and engagement rings, a ring from her right hand and her watch.
The pair then fled and got into a Volvo being driven by a third man. The car crashed moments later and the robbers forced off-duty police officer Thomas Powell to stop his Seat car.
They stole the vehicle after a struggle and drove off.
The court heard a drinks bottle left in the Volvo was found to contain Inamder’s DNA and mobile phone evidence also linked him to the scene. Another man, Anthony Clarke, admitted the offences after his saliva was discovered on the air bag which was deployed in the Volvo.
Inamder, of Albion Street, Dewsbury, pleads not guilty to both robbery offences.