28 November 2012

Two teenagers who robbed a 10-year-old boy in Thorpe St Andrew have each been given 12-month referral orders.

The boys, aged 13, appeared at Norwich Youth Court earlier this month following the incident on 17 August.

It happened near to the Fitzmaurice Pavilion in Pound Lane when the victim, now aged 11, was approached by the two youths who assaulted him before stealing his mobile phone and mountain bike.

Prior to this incident both teens, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had tried to steal property from other children in the area but had failed in their attempts.

Both admitted one count of robbery, attempted robbery, and one boy pleaded guilty to theft of a pedal cycle. They were each given a 12-month referral to the Youth Offender Team and ordered to pay a total of £140 each in compensation.

Investigating officer, PC Steve Harrowing, said: “I’m pleased both youths have been dealt with at court. This wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the public, whose response to our witness appeal proved crucial in identifying those responsible.”

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