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Teens robbed boy at knifepoint

Stolen earphones and mobile phone taken from 15-year-old were later recovered

05 February, 2021 — By Helen Chapman

TWO teenagers have been sentenced after they were caught by police just minutes after committing a knifepoint
robbery in Archway.

A 17-year-old male from Islington, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to robbery, possession of cannabis and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

At Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court he was ordered to pay £50 compensation, handed a youth rehabilitation order and banned from entering Islington for three months.

Another 17-year-old male from Islington was ordered to pay £50 compensation and referred to a youth offender panel for eight months.

The court heard how they stole earphones and a mobile phone from a 15-year-old boy in Highgate Hill last month.

The items were recovered after the suspects threw them over a fence.

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