By Isha Sesay • 05 December 2019 • 10:07
The robbery happened at a Currys PC World store at Birstall in West Yorkshire. Credit: Goggle Maps.
A GROUP of teenagers who held staff at Currys PC World at knifepoint in a horrifying robbery are facing jail.
Brandishing a large knife, five youths threatened employees and customers at the store in Birstall, West Yorkshire, England, on Monday evening (December 2).
As reported by the West Yorkshire Police, the boys were able to steal over £14,000 in Apple products in their terrifying theft which caused so much distress to customers that they broke down in tears in the shop floor.
After stealing the electrical goods the boys fled in a black BMW getaway car, however, thanks to witness statements and a quick response from officers, three of the juveniles were found nearby by police.
The teenagers, one 14-year-old boy and two 16-year-old boys, appeared at Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday (December 4) where they all pleaded guilty to robbery and threatening a person with a weapon in a public place.
Natalie Chapman, prosecuting said:
“Customers in the store were very panicked and extremely scared by what they were witnessing and trying to hide children from view. An employee was in fear of being stabbed.”
As Euro Weekly News understands an application for bail on behalf of all three defendants was rejected and they were remanded into secure accommodation until their sentencing December 23.
Detectives are continuing to hunt for the other two other boys who entered the store with the defendants and are appealing to the public for information on the black BMW 318 that was found abandoned in Huddersfield.
Anyone who has information in the UK is asked to contact police on 101 with the reference number number 13190618500.
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