Teens locked up after knife attack
TWO teenagers who robbed a 16-year-old boy at knife-point in Spalding have been sentenced to 28 months youth detention by a judge.
Passing sentence at Lincoln Crown Court, Judge Sean Morris told the boys, aged 15 and 16, what they had done “beggars belief.”
The pair, who can not be named becasue they are under 18, admitted carrying out the robbery in Commercial Road, Spalding, on February 10.
Phil Howes, prosecuting, said the 16-year-old pulled out a knife from his jacket after his accom- plice demanded “what have you got” from their victim.
Mr Howes told the court: “The knife blade was held close to the victim’s stomach.”
An I-pod was taken from the victim after the 15-year-old went through his pockets and ignored an old mobile phone, the court heard.
In a victim impact statement which was read out in court the 16-year-old boy said he now worried about going out on his own.
Mr Howes added: “His first concern was for his safety not his property.” Police later recoverd the kitchen knife used in the robbery.
In mitigation the court was told both boys had admitted what they done.
But Judge Morris said: “In this case what you did beggars belief.
“On February 10 you set off to rob a member of the public at knife-point. You armed yourselves with a kitchen knife and picked out a perfectly innocent young man walking down the street.
“You robbed him. It must have been a terrifying experience for him.”