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Two boys given referral orders for Aylesbury Robberies

They were also ordered to pay £50 compensation to one of the victims.

Published by Mix96 News at 11:30am 2nd February 2020. (Updated at 5:34pm 3rd February 2020) 2-minute read.

Two boys given referral orders for Aylesbury Robberies

The two boys have been sentenced to referral orders following a number of incidents of robbery in Aylesbury.

The incidents took place between 11.30am and 2.30pm on 11th January in Aylesbury town centre.

A 16-year-old boy from Aylesbury and a 16-year-old boy from Aylesbury Vale both pleaded guilty to five counts each of attempted robbery and three counts each of robbery.

At the hearing on Friday (31/1) at High Wycombe Youth Court they were both sentenced to a 10-month referral order and ordered to pay £50 compensation to one victim.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable James Lacey, of Aylesbury Force CID, said:

“This was a shocking and bold series of street robberies carried out in a busy town centre, in broad daylight.

“These two individuals actively targeted eight different victims, subjected them to considerable violence, and made threats to use a weapon, in order to take money and property belonging to others.

“This was a lengthy investigation which involved obtaining CCTV from numerous local businesses in Aylesbury, and I would like to offer my thanks to everyone who assisted us by providing footage. When this footage was all pieced together, it enabled us to present a strong case at court.

“I would also like to commend the victims in this case for their support and engagement with police throughout this investigation.

“I hope the referral order issued by the courts and the resulting intervention of a youth offending worker will result in some amends being made to the victims, and enable the victims to put their ordeals behind them.”

 

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