Central cops charge three kids over knife-point robberies
Police in Birmingham have charged three teens over a series of attempted knife point robberies in the city’s Jewellery Quarter.
It’s alleged the male youths – aged 15, 16 and 17 and who can’t legally be named – struck five times in the space of 20 minutes on the evening of Thursday 1 August.
On all five occasions – between 9.40pm and 10pm – they are accused of accosting people as they walked through St Paul’s Square and threatening them with a knife to hand over cash and phones.
All of the alleged victims – including a husband and wife – managed to escape unhurt.
The two older suspects are also accused of attacking a man on the night of 26 July in Caroline Street as he walked home from work. The victim was punched unconscious and had his iPhone stolen.
The 15 and 17-year-old – both from Bordesley Green – and the 16-year-old from Alum Rock were charged with the robberies and remanded by West Midlands Police.
They appeared at Birmingham Youth Court on Thursday (8 August) where they were granted conditional bail.