A High Wycombe man who armed himself with a knife before robbing a stranger in Headington in Oxfordshire has been jailed.

Chihiro Kanji carried out the robbery the same day as he burgled and ransacked a house mate's room.

The 20-year-old of Crest Road, High Wycombe had admitted one count of robbery and one of burglary.

He was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on December 10.

Prosecutors said that the two offences took place on July 30 last year in Oxford.

Kanji was living at the same address as his victim on Windmill Road.

While the victim was away Kanji broke into his room and ransacked it.

On the same day he left for nearby Bury Knowle Park carrying what was described as a 'kitchen knife with a five to seven inch blade.'

There he saw his next victim and Kanji said 'I am going to shank him' before walking over to the man with the knife in his hand.

Kanji asked the man for money and he gave him £100 before leaving the scene.

The police were called and Kanji was arrested on Kennett Road.

He went on to say that he had taken drugs as well as vodka and described himself as being 's**tfaced.'

In mitigation it was said that Kanji had some mental health difficulties.

He was jailed for three years and must pay a victim surcharge.