Teenager admits guilt in grocery store robbery

| 01/11/2013

(CNS): A sixteen year old boy who has been charged with robbery in connection with the hold-up at a grocery store in North Side has pleaded guilty and was remanded in custody by the court Friday to Eagle House, the young offenders unit within HMP Northward. The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of being one of four men involved in the robbery at Chisholms supermarket on Monday 23rd September. Twoarmed men were said to have entered the store and stolen cigarettes and cash from the till as well as jewellery from two women in the store. They fled from the scene in a grey hatchback which was pursued the police helicopter and a patrol car.

The escaping suspects had triggered a major chase which saw the helicopter direct an RCIPS patrol unit on the road who was able to tail the robbers at a safe distance as the helicopter get a lock on the getaway car. The car eventually stopped in High Rock where the ground unit of unarmed officers arrested the four men in the car but they did not recover any firearms at the time of the arrest.

The teen was charged along with three other men aged 19, 20 and 29 years but the youngest ten is the first to enter pleas in relation to the hold-up.

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