18 month sentence for youth who robbed woman, 70, at knifepoint in Wisbech car park
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A 16-year-old youth who robbed an elderly woman at knifepoint in a Wisbech car park has been sent to a detention centre for 18 months.
He appeared before magistrates at Huntingdon on December 31 when he admitted the theft of the 70 year-old woman's handbag.
He also admitted carrying with him and threatening the woman with a knife.
Magistrates said the detention was justified because of the nature of the offences - knifepoint robbery, an element of planning, and the threats made.
The incident happened in Somers Road car park on November 27.
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The youth got her away with her handbag after brandishing the knife.
He was detained later that day at his home.
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The court said they had taken the defendant's guilty plea into account when imposing sentence.
A 15 year old girl was also arrested but was later released.
The defendant was also ordered to pay £32 "to fund victim services".
The knife has been destroyed.