A 16-year-old is set to be sentenced after robbing two 13-year-old boys.

The child from Chorleywood, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, October 12.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery and one count of possession of a class B drug (cannabis).

Following his plea, the 16-year-old was released by the court on strict conditional bail and is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday, November 9.

The robbery happened on Sunday, October 1, at 5.40pm.

The victims were together on Chorleywood Common when the defendant threatened them with violence and forced them to hand over their Apple Airpods.

Officers attended and after some initial enquiries were carried out, the defendant was later arrested.

The stolen earphones were also recovered by police from the defendant’s home address in Chorleywood, along with a small quantity of cannabis.


Detective Inspector Dan Bhamra, who leads the Three Rivers local crime unit, said: “The community found the news of the robberies understandably concerning at the time, but thanks to the initial quick response of our intervention officers and the diligence of detectives in our Local Crime Unit, we promptly secured several charges.”