Teen trio admit Currys robbery

THREE teenagers have admitted robbing £14,000’s worth of electrical goods from Currys PC World in Birstall Retail Park. 

The youths, one aged 14 and two aged 16, appeared in Leeds Youth Court on Wednesday in connection with the incident on Monday evening.

It happened at around 6.30pm when five males entered the store and stole electrical goods, including iPhones and iPads. 

Natalie Chapman, prosecuting, said staff asked the youths to leave the store, with one employee sticking their arm out to prevent them from entering any further. 

The court heard that the 14-year-old boy became agitated at this and produced a kitchen knife from his sleeve, threatening people and telling them to stand back. 

“An employee was in fear of being stabbed,” said Ms Chapman.

The males stole goods from the Apple display and then fled the scene in a black BMW, which was later located in Huddersfield.

The defendants, who can not be identified, were joined by members of their family for the hearing and spoke only to confirm their names, age, nationalities and to enter their pleas. 

All three youths pleaded guilty to robbery and threatening a person with a weapon in a public place. 

Sentencing was committed to Leeds Crown Court for December 24. An application for bail on behalf of all three defendants was rejected. 

They were all remanded into secure accommodation until their sentencing.

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