Teenager sentenced after attempted knife-point robbery

Alert message sent 02/11/2018 10:25:00

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A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced after admitting trying to steal money from a shop armed with a knife. 

On Monday 24 September at approximately 3pm in Winterslow, near Salisbury, the teenager, who lives in the village, entered Central Stores (also in the village) carrying a six inch-long knife and demanded staff to open the till.   

Two workers resisted with one grabbing and pointing an aerosol can of disinfectant at the teenager who then ran out of the shop dropping the knife into a nearby hedge. 

Officers were called to his home address where he was arrested nearby. 

At an earlier court hearing, the 17-year-old pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and possessing a knife in public. 

Yesterday (01/11) at Salisbury Youth Court, he was sentenced to a 12-month referral order,  12-month restraining order - preventing him from attending the store - and was ordered to pay £20 to the victim. 
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Mark Jones (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

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