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Eight year detention for 17-year-old boy after robbery in Nuneaton in November

A 17-year-old boy has received eight years detention after pleading guilty to robbery and possession of a firearm, following an incident at a property in Nuneaton on the evening of 6 November 2018.

He appeared at Coventry Youth Court  on  20 February 2019. 

The boy, from the Wood End area of Coventry, was arrested in the West Midlands on 3 December and charged on 4 December. He appeared at Leamington Youth Court on 5 December and was remanded in custody.

Officers were called to the house at 8.34pm after three males wearing balaclavas forced entry to the property and threatened the occupants with a firearm. The offenders left with six watches and fled in a black BMW towards the Long Shoot. 

Two offenders are still outstanding.

Detective Sergeant Carl Buckley said: "This was a very serious crime which caused real fear to the victims. The gravity of the crime is reflected by the length of the detention and sends a message that the courts will not tolerate this kind of behaviour."

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident 443 of 6 November 2018 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

Issued: 11.30am, Tuesday 26 February, Nigel Sargeant, Corporate Communications 


Published 26/02/19