Glasgow & West Scotland

Knife boy stole chocolate eggs after failed alcohol raid

A knife-wielding boy who stole a handful of chocolate eggs from a shop after failing to obtain alcohol has been told he faces detention.

The 14-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, targeted the Scotmid store in Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, on 15 January this year.

He repeatedly demanded alcohol but a shop worker pressed a panic alarm and the boy fled after grabbing the eggs.

At the High Court in Glasgow, he admitted an assault and robbery charge.

Judge Lord Burns deferred sentencing until next month, but continued bail.

The judge warned the boy: "You have pled guilty to a very serious offence for which a sentence of detention is highly likely."

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