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Teen admits robbery by “threatening force”

Teen admits robbery by “threatening force”

Saturday 12 January 2019

Teen admits robbery by “threatening force”

A teenager has admitted to using “threatening force” in order to rob two young people of a mobile phone and £10 cash.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named due to his age, appeared in the Royal Court yesterday when he pleaded ‘guilty’ to both charges of robbery.

The robbery took place between 8 and 9 November last year on Trinity Hill when the teen threatened force against two other teenagers in order to steal a mobile phone worth £665 and £10 cash from them.

The young man was represented by Advocate George Pearce who requested that a psychological report on his client be put together in addition to the customary background report ahead of the young man’s sentencing date.

Jersey Royal Court and States Chamber sign

Pictured: The hearing took place in the Royal Court and the young man is due to be sentenced later on this year.

This request was approved by Royal Court Commissioner Sir Michael Birt, who presided over the hearing accompanied by Jurats Pitman and Ramsden. 

Crown Advocate Matthew Maletroit appeared for the prosecution. He asked for the young man to be remanded in custody to await sentencing.

No bail application was made by the Defence Advocate and therefore the 17-year-old will be held in custody until he is sentenced in the Royal Court on 7 February.

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