A pair of violent robbers threatened a teenager with a knife and one stamped on his face before stealing £12,000 of goods in a raid on a house.
Paul Byrne was jailed for 10 years and three months and Kalvin Bell for seven years over the robbery at the property in Halton, Leeds.
Leeds Crown Court heard Byrne and Bell, both aged 23 and from Liverpool, carefully selected the house on Wilfred Avenue on July 30 last year.
A 16-year-old boy was on his own when the pair burst in and Bell knocked him to the floor and stamped on his face. He then held a knife to the youngster’s throat while his accomplice urged him to stab him.
Bell told the victim: “If you don’t give me everything that’s worth something I will stab you.” The pair also threatened to stab the teenager’s pet dogs.
The teenager was left with a footprint mark on his face and continues to suffer from nightmares as a result of the ordeal.
Jewellery, including a Breitling watch worth £6,000, cash and electrical items were taken in the raid. Byrne then stole a car worth £13,000 and drove the pair away with the items.
The pair were arrested the same day at a house on Amberton Garth, Gipton. Byrne spat in the face of a female police officer during a struggle.
Byrne initially denied any involvement in the offences until midway through a trial, shortly before he was due to give evidence.
He pleaded guilty to robbery, possessing an offensive weapon, aggravated vehicle taking, common assault and theft.
Bell pleaded guilty to robbery, possessing an offensive weapon, theft and allowing himself to be carried in a stolen vehicle.
Lawyers for the pair said Byrne suffered from a personality disorder and Bell’s behaviour was “out of character”. The court heard Bell had studied at university and had helped his family set up a business.
Patrick Mcloughlin, for Byrne, said the Breitling watch had been handed to him a few days before yesterday’s hearing and would be returned to the owner.
Around £5,000 worth of goods taken in the robbery had yet to be recovered.