Attempted robber sentenced to jail after threatening woman with a knife in her own home

by | Nov 4, 2023

Image: Luke Hodgson mugshot (credit: South Yorkshire police)

A man has been jailed after he followed and attempted to rob a woman after watching her enter her property alone. 

Luke Hodgson, 25, of Clarence Street, Rotherham, reportedly knocked on the victim’s door, when she answered he attempted to stab her with a ‘large kitchen knife’ demanding her car keys in the process. 

Hodgson was sentenced to 10 years and eight months in prison after appearing in Sheffield crown court on Tuesday 31 October. 

The officer in charge of the case, Detective Constable Jemma King, said: “The victim and her husband showed great bravery, managing to push Hodgson out of their home before locking the door. 

“I would like to thank them for their help during our investigation.” 

She further said: “We are extremely pleased with the sentence that Hodgson received. I hope this sentence shows that any violent behaviour will not be tolerated and that we will put these criminals behind bars.”

Hodgson received concurrent sentences of 10 years and eight months for attempted robbery and 12 months for possession of a bladed article.