A teenager who detained knife shop workers for two nights in a row has been jailed.
The 15-year-old, who could not be named for legal reasons, armed himself with a kitchen knife and ordered the terrified women working at Ferryhill’s Sainsburys supermarket to hand over cash around 10 p.m. of February 6 this year.
The boy, from Shotton Colliery, left with the money only to return the next night and threaten two more workers, grabbing nine more cash and also a bottle of vodka.
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The intervention agents and a dog handler went to the scene and within 15 minutes the boy was located nearby and arrested. He initially denied being involved in an interview, but when he faced evidence, he changed his story.
In court, he pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and two counts of possession of a sheet article.
He was sentenced to four years and four months in prison and was also released on a three-year probation license and a ten-year restraining order for both the store and the four victims.