Teenager sentenced for stealing car at knifepoint in Croydon

A 15-year-old boy who stole a car at knifepoint in Croydon in February received a custodial sentence on Monday. 

The youth had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to robbery and threatening a member of the public with a knife.

He was sentenced at Southampton Crown Court on Monday, September 12 to three years in a Youth Offenders Institution.

At around 9:30pm on Monday, February 8 the youth threatened the female driver of a silver Peugeot 307 as she was making a manoeuvre in Elmwood Road, Croydon.

He stole the car and drove it to Haslemere Road, Croydon where he crashed it into a parked vehicle.

The man was arrested and charged following an investigation by Croydon police officers

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