Two men who used a carving knife and boiling water mixed with jam to threaten their victims have been jailed for seven years.
Shannon Jeffers, 24, of no fixed abode, and 23-year-old Daryl Cable, of Kingsley Road, Luton, were found guilty of false imprisonment and conspiracy to commit robbery in Milton Keynes at Aylesbury Crown Court on November 6.
On Saturday, April 26, Jeffers and Cable demanded cash and threatened two men, aged 36 and 40, at a house in The Gables, Wolverton.
They tied up one of the victims and tried to trap them both in the flat, claiming the men had stolen some crack cocaine and heroin from them.
After a few scuffles one man managed to escape and raise the alarm and police attended.
Det Con John Swallow, the officer dealing with the case, said: “This was a vicious and sustained attack on these men, threatening them and attempting to imprison them in the flat.
“I am pleased that the jury has found them guilty and now these individuals are off the streets for a long time.”
Shannon and Cable were sentenced to seven years each for both offences following a four-day trial.