Two 17 year-olds from Worcestershire have been jailed for knife robberies

Evesham Journal: Youths jailed for knife robberies Youths jailed for knife robberies

TWO TEENAGERS have been jailed for three years after a spree of knife robberies.

The youths, from Evesham and Bromsgrove but cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted two robberies and an attempted robbery which happened on subsequent evenings in July last year.

The two 17 year-olds admitted forcing an 18 year-old man to hand over his phone, and searched the pockets of a 20 year-old man taking a Samsung Galaxy phone and a wallet, worth a total of £540. The pair tried to sell the phones.

They also admitted attempting to rob a 19 year-old woman, who was their first victim.

The offences took place in the Sanders Park and Worcester Road areas of Bromsgrove.

Ash Kumar, Detective Constable West Mercia Police, said: "The youths responsible were aged only 16 at the time. One was known to the police, while the other had no previous convictions.

“They were aggressive to their victims, showing them a knife, threatening to kill one of them and claiming to be part of a notorious gang. There is no doubt the victims were too afraid to resist.

“The incidents, happening as they did in the same area of Bromsgrove on subsequent evenings, caused a considerable amount of concern in the local community.

“We are pleased they have been detected and hope the sentences demonstrate the severity with which the courts view these types of offences.”

The offenders stood before Worcester Crown Court on Friday, February 14.

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1:38pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Gillian1961 says...

name and shame
name and shame Gillian1961

1:55pm Sat 22 Feb 14

JackBarley says...

Court says three years when everyone really knows they will be out in eighteen months. Sentence is totally inappropriate for the crimes but Joe Public has no say in so called justice system.
Court says three years when everyone really knows they will be out in eighteen months. Sentence is totally inappropriate for the crimes but Joe Public has no say in so called justice system. JackBarley

2:26pm Sat 22 Feb 14

jb says...

If they're old enough to be brought before a crown court then they should be named, I won't say shamed as I doubt they have feel any.
If they're old enough to be brought before a crown court then they should be named, I won't say shamed as I doubt they have feel any. jb

8:23am Sun 23 Feb 14

katiekins says...

I agree if they old enough to appear in crown court they should be named.Society nowadays is far to slack with the youth of today,they get locked up just to come out and commit more crime.Bring back national service that's what i say.................
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I agree if they old enough to appear in crown court they should be named.Society nowadays is far to slack with the youth of today,they get locked up just to come out and commit more crime.Bring back national service that's what i say................. .. katiekins

12:43pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Andy-Apache says...

I see your point Katy, but these days the Army is a highly trained, disciplined unit. Why would they want idiots like them cluttering it up?

Perhaps make them do a year basic training, lots and lots of marching up and down, cold nights yomping in the Brecons being shouted at by blokes much much bigger and harder than them - and then once they have a few transferable skills kick them out into the real world with no benefits, a tag, and a pressing need to find work!
I see your point Katy, but these days the Army is a highly trained, disciplined unit. Why would they want idiots like them cluttering it up? Perhaps make them do a year basic training, lots and lots of marching up and down, cold nights yomping in the Brecons being shouted at by blokes much much bigger and harder than them - and then once they have a few transferable skills kick them out into the real world with no benefits, a tag, and a pressing need to find work! Andy-Apache

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