The two teenage boys from Bristol, one of whom punched a pregnant woman in the stomach, have been jailed for 11 years between them.
Thaberi Francis, 18, and Nathaniel Moffett, 16, assaulted the mother in a supermarket car park as her 5-year-old daughter sat crying in the car. The thugs attacked her and took her purse after they saw her withdraw money from a cash point.
The 5-year-old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, sent a moving letter to the judge, explaining the terrifying moment and how she is now terrified to go to supermarkets.
The boys have been involved in a string of other robberies and attacks around Bristol often during the day, stealing cash and mobile phones from their victims.