Teen robber given four-year sentence

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A 17-year-old has been sentenced to four years in a Young Offenders Institute after being convicted of a string of offences including robbery and burglary.

The boy, who cannot be named because of reporting restrictions, pleaded guilty at Aylesbury Crown Court on Monday to one count of burglary and one count of theft of a vehicle.

He had previously pleaded guilty to five further offences which took place between February and June 2014 in Bletchley and Milton Keynes.

He was sentenced on Tuesday to a total of four years. This includes 42 months for robbery and possession of a firearm, six months for two counts of robbery, six months for attempted robbery, four months for possession of a bladed article, and six months for burglary and theft of a vehicle. Some of these sentences are to run concurrently.

Det Con Gareth Burns said: “I am very pleased with the outcome of this case. He has brought fear and harm to his victims, some of whom were under 16. I hope his sentence will be a deterrent to others.”