Boy, 16, ‘robbed store on consecutive nights’


A youth allegedly robbed the same shop on consecutive nights, the High Court heard yesterday.

The 16-year-old was part of a gang of three who targeted the south Belfast convenience store for cash and cigarettes, prosecutors claimed.

In one raid a knife was said to have been repeatedly thrust towards a member of staff’s face.

The accused, who cannot be named, is charged with two counts of robbery on February 16 and 17 this year.

A judge was told more than £200 in cash and £380 worth of tobacco was stolen from the shop on Tate’s Avenue.

According to the prosecution, CCTV shows the teenager taking part in both raids.

Hours after the second incident he was arrested by police in a nearby area.

The accused was released on bail and must wear an electronic tag.