Two 17-year-olds charged after alleged knifepoint robbery in Highgate
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Fast-acting officers arrested two teenagers just minutes after a 15-year-old boy was allegedly robbed at knifepoint in Highgate.
The schoolboy was walking up Highgate Hill at about 3.30pm on January 6 when he was allegedly approached by two youths and threatened with a knife for his Apple AirPod earphones and his mobile.
The victim found his friend nearby, who called police, and officers from central north area’s violence suppression unit and central emergency response team flooded the area.
A 17-year-old boy (A) from Islington was arrested in Junction Road on suspicion of robbery, while another 17-year-old (B) from Islington was arrested in Hargrave Park on suspicion of robbery, possession of a Class B drug (cannabis) and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
They were both charged on January 7 and appeared in custody at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on January 8.
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'A' pleaded guilty to robbery and was bailed to January 12, where he was ordered to pay £50 compensation and referred to a youth offenders panel, while 'B' was remanded to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on January 28.
Sgt Danny Jones said: “This was a nasty robbery and a terrifying ordeal for the young victim, who luckily was not injured."
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