Rui Lucas (19/08/82) of no fixed abode was sentenced last week (31/8/2023) to 4 years and 3 months in prison after being found guilty of robbery
The incident took place on 6 July 2022 at around 1.45pm. The victim was on his electric bicycle delivering food on Wilmslow Road in Rusholme with a food bag on his back searching for an address. Lucas approached the victim and took out a knife and pointed it at the victim.
A woman attempted to hold Lucas back from hitting the victim she pleaded with him to leave the bike, which was valued at £410, but Lucas refused to stop and said “I will kill him” whilst holding his bicycle. The victim fled to safety and contacted the police.
Police Constable Ross Smith of GMP’s Longsight Neighbourhood Crime Team, said: “I’d like to thank the victim for supporting this case, it must have been a very traumatic experience to encounter Rui Lucas like this.
“Our commitment to ensuring the streets of Greater Manchester are kept safe continues, and no one should go about their day-to-day life feeling fearful or like they may be at risk of criminal behaviour."
Anyone with information about this type of crime should contact us quoting Operation Valiant via gmp.police.uk or 101. In an emergency, dial 999.