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Teenager sentenced for robbery offences in Mill Hill

News   •   Mar 08, 2018 16:50 GMT

A teenager who carried out two robbery-related offences in Mill Hill has been sentenced.

The 17-year-old was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court on Monday, 6 March after pleading guilty to attempted robbery, robbery and three counts of possession of a bladed article.

He was sentenced to a Youth Rehabilitation Order and a 91 day Rehabilitation Activity Requirement. The Judge also imposed a four month monitored curfew and a 12 month Mental Health Treatment Requirement.

The court heard how in the first incident at approximately 23:50hrs on Monday, 8 January, the teen entered Esso on Watford Way, NW7. He approached the front counter with a knife on show and ordered the staff member to open the till before stealing approximately £148 in cash.

He was located by officers on Mill Hill Broadway in the early hours of Tuesday, 9 January where he was found to be in possession of a knife. He was arrested on suspicion of robbery and two counts of possession of a knife.

In the second incident at approximately 20:00hrs on 18 January, he attempted to gain entry to Yogo Pink on the Broadway, NW7 whilst in possession of a knife.

After failing to open the locked door, he crossed the road and sat on a nearby bench. The incident was reported by a member of staff who was inside the building and officers attended the location and arrested him on suspicion of possession of a knife and attempted robbery.

He was charged in relation to the offences on Friday, 19 January.

Detective Constable Dan Levy, who led the investigation, said: "This young man acted with total disregard for his victims, using threats of violence to steal from local businesses.

"He inflicted utter fear in those around him. I hope this sentencing acts as a deterrent to him in future, and to those carrying knives in London that they will be caught and punished."