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Teenagers charged in connection with robberies

News   •   Feb 22, 2019 17:45 GMT

Two teenagers from south London have appeared in court charged in connection with moped-enabled robbery and driving offences.

A 17-year-old male [A] was charged on Friday, 22 February with conspiracy to commit robbery, driving not in accordance, driving without a licence.

A second 17-year-old male [B] was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, driving not in accordance, driving without a licence, possession of cannabis, and breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order.

They both appeared at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Friday, 22 February.

They will next appear in custody at Croydon Crown Court on a date in March.

They were arrested on Thursday, 21 February after officers from Operation Venice - dedicated to tackling moped-enabled crime - and local Safer Neighbourhoods officers executed a number of search warrants at five addresses in the Carshalton and South Norwood area, as part of an investigation into a series of moped-enabled robberies across south London this month.

A 14-year-old boy [C] and a 15-year-old boy [D] also arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery have been released under investigation.