Woman in Harrow robbed by teenagers from Brent after they liked her shoes
PUBLISHED: 14:13 07 January 2014 | UPDATED: 14:55 07 January 2014
Three females from Brent have admitted robbing a woman on a bus in Harrow after they complimented her shoes.
Jahkayla McBean-Mitchell, 19, of Callcott Road, Kilburn, a 15-year-old from Wembley and 16-year-old from Harlesden, teamed up with a girl, 16, from Stanmore, to rob their victim on a H12 bus in April last year.
Willesden Youth Court heard the 19-year-old victim was sitting upstairs when all four surrounded her demanding to her shoe size as they wanted to know if her footwear would fit them.
One of them pulled the victim’s hair, another grabbed her leg while the other two searched her and stole the contents from her jacket pocket.
The robbers banged their victim’s head against a seat pole and threw milkshake on her before fleeing with her iPhone, oyster card, driving licence and £40 in cash at Stanmore Broadway.
A police investigation was launched and the first arrest was made when the victim recognised the 15-year-old in Hatch End.
The 16-year-old from Stanmore was arrested on the same day and McBean-Mitchell was caught after she identified in CCTV footage by an investigating officer.
The girl from Harlesden was the last one to be arrested.
All four appeared separately in court where they admitted robbery.
The girls from Harlesden and Wembley, were given a 12 month referral order and ordered to pay the victim compensation of £170 and £110 respectively.
The 16-year-old from Stanmore was given a nine month Youth Rehabilitation Order and ordered to pay the victim £110 in compensation.
McBean-Mitchell was sentenced to 12 months in a Young Offenders Institute, suspended for two years, carry out150 hours unpaid work and must pay the victim £200 compensation
DC Andy Clarke from Harrow Police, said: “This was a nasty, violent, and unprovoked robbery on a young woman by females unknown to her. Over the last eight months of our investigation we were able to apprehend, and bring before the courts all four suspects in this incident. This not only demonstrates our persistence and determination in catching these suspects but also highlights the importance of CCTV cameras in the fight against crime.”
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