Pair threatened victim with broken bricks and forced him to hand over his phone
A man was forced to hand over his phone after two men threatened him with bricks in his own home, a court heard.
Aaron Gornall, 23, of Sheffield Street, Scunthorpe, was jailed for two years after he, and his accomplice Ryan Taylor, forced their way into a neighbour's home.
James Byatt, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court that Gornall and Taylor, 18, of no fixed address, threatened the man in his home with broken house bricks, before kicking him between the thighs and demanding he handed over his £450 phone. Mr Byatt said the attack had left the victim feeling unsafe in his own home.
Gornall committed the offence while on licence, having been released early from an 18-month sentence he was given in November 2011 for assaulting his girlfriend.
Craig Lowe, mitigating for Gornall, said his defendant accepted full responsibility and wanted to make a fresh start by leaving the Scunthorpe area when he was released from prison.
Laurinda Bower, mitigating for Taylor, said he had found himself sleeping rough at the time of the offence and started mixing with the wrong crowd.
Both Gornall and Taylor admitted the offence. Taylor was given a 12-month custodial sentence, suspended for 12 months.
He was also given 150 hours unpaid work and ordered to take part in the restorative justice system.