Dramatic footage has revealed how bungling armed robbers crashed their getaway car into a wall – before one fell over as he tried to run away from cops.
Karl Jarvis, 30, and Duane Jackson, 29, have now been jailed after the terrifying raid at a One Stop store in Sutton Coldfield.
Footage shows the robbers bursting into the Springfield Road shop before their botched bid to flee in a black Ford Fiesta led to their arrests.
In the CCTV above, filmed on December 5 last year, Jarvis is seen brandishing a knife at three workers behind the tills, as Duane stands guard with a screwdriver at the entrance.
Police revealed how Jackson had shouted: “Punch her in the face,” while Jarvis demanded: “Give me the money, I’m gonna punch her in the face” during the raid.
The duo fled with cash after hearing an alarm, making off in the stolen vehicle just after 10pm. A member of the public then noted down the registration of the car as it sped away from the store.
Officers began searching for the car and around three hours later it was spotted on the Chester Road in Erdington.
It failed to stop and was pursued by Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) officers as the robbers sped through red lights and eventually crashed into a wall.
In dramatic scenes above, police officers can be heard shouting “stay where you are, stay where you are” as they jump out of the car to continue the chase Jarvis on foot.
Jackson, of Ashcombe Gardens, Erdington, was arrested in the driver’s seat, while Jarvis was held nearby after tripping over while trying to escape cops.
Jackson was charged with robbery and dangerous driving, while Jarvis , of Severn Road, Walsall, was charged with robbery and possession of a knife.
Jarvis was jailed for four years, while Jackson was jailed for three years and 10 months at Birmingham Crown Court last Monday, November 9.
Det Sgt Tom Lyons, from Force CID, said: “This was an awful ordeal for the staff on duty in this shop, who all of a sudden were confronted with two armed men threatening them with violence.
“Thanks to great work by the member of the public who jotted down the registration of the getaway car and meant that we were able to start searching for the robbers straight away.
“Our CMPG officers were able to get behind the car and ensure that we had the men in custody really quickly.”