A Sheffield teenager has been sentenced to two years detention after being found guilty of a robbery and two attempt robberies.
The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Sheffield Youth Court today (Friday 15 November).
The court heard how, on the evening on 14 October, the boy targeted three separate victims in the space of an hour.
During the robbery, the teen approached his victim and demanded he hand over his phone. When the man refused, the boy pushed him to the floor and threatened him with a knife. The man’s rucksack was stolen in the incident but later recovered by police.
When approaching his other victims, the teenager demanded money from both, again threatening them with a knife. However, they managed to run away.
PC Zareen Gulzar, who led the investigation said: “I am pleased with the sentence passed today and I would like to thank the victims for working with us so closely throughout this investigation.
"These incidents left three people fearing for their lives, and I hope this offers reassurance to the public that we will stop at nothing to put criminals like this behind bars.”
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