Young offender gets 20 months’ for bike robbery

A TEENAGER has been sentenced to 20 months in a young offenders’ institute after robbing a 15-year-old boy.

Kyle Fowler, 19, of Westfield Road, Dunstable, was part of a gang who approached the boy at Willen Lake on July 23 before surrounding him.

They then threatened to attack him if he didn’t give them his bike. A police search, carried out in the area, found the gang with the bike and four teenagers were arrested.

Fowler was later picked out as one of the robbers in an identity parade and he pleaded guilty to the offence. He was sentenced to 20 months in prison when he appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court on December 20.

Detective Constable Dave Phipps, of Milton Keynes CID, said: “Even though violence was only threatened and not used, and even though he admitted carrying it out, Fowler has received a substantial sentence.

“At the time I am sure he did not realise the seriousness of what he was doing. But the reality is he used intimidation to carry out a robbery and steal a bike. And the sentence he was given meant spending this Christmas behind bars.

“I hope this serves as a reminder to anyone else who thinks behaviour like this is acceptable, to think again.”