Schoolboy sentenced for carrying out two robberies in Kensal Rise in one morning

Schoolboy robber struck twice in Kensal Rise

Schoolboy robber struck twice in Kensal Rise - Credit: Archant

Youth, 14, struck in Leighton Gardens and All Souls Avenue

A schoolboy robber who struck twice in Kensal Rise in one morning has received an eight-month referral order.

The 14-year-old, who can not be named for legal reasons, targeted two boys as they made their way to school on April 24.

The first victim, a 15-year-old, was in Leighton Gardens at around 7.53am when the robber approached him and searched his bag.

He had nothing of value so the robber walked off towards All Souls Avenue where he stopped an 11-year-old boy.

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He demanded his victim empty his pockets and as he did so a phone case fell out.

The victim refused to hand his phone over so the robber walked off into Victor Road.

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He was arrested and charged the following day.

Last week, he admitted robbery at Brent Youth Court.

PC Martina English, from Brent Police, said: “Robbery is a serious crime.

“Brent Police will continue to seek out and arrest those engaged in such crimes and bring them to justice.”

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