Armed teenagers from Thornton Heath and West Norwood admit string of knifepoint robberies

Streatham Guardian: Terrick Thompson and his accomplice have admitted the knifepoint robberies Terrick Thompson and his accomplice have admitted the knifepoint robberies

A teenage robber who threatened his victims at knifepoint during a crime spree is awaiting sentence.

Terrick Thompson started the string of robberies on January 16 when he, and two other suspects, stole a 39-year-old man’s wallet and phone after holding a kitchen knife to his torso.

Thompson, of Hythe Road, Thornton Heath, returned to the Streatham Hill station area with a teenage accomplice three days later and stole a 33-year-old man’s wallet and bank cards.

During the robbery at about 11pm that night, January 19, the victim was threatened with a knife, and he needed stitches after being stabbed in the leg.

About an hour later the two teenagers they threatened a 24-year-old man with knives and stole his phone and Oyster card.

And 20 minutes after this robbery they stole wallets and phones from two 21-year-old men after threatening them with knives.

Thompson, 18, and his 17-year-old accomplice, from West Norwood, were arrested on January 22 following a joint operation by police in Croydon and Lambeth.

The pair appeared at the Inner London Crown Court on May 27 and pleaded guilty to five counts of robbery and four possession of an offensive weapon charges.

They are both due to be sentenced at the same court on June 20.

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8:42pm Thu 29 May 14

motomoto says...

And this is why the death penalty in this country needs to be reinstated......gang
ster rap rude boy rubbish who go around carrying guns and knives have no respect for other people or themselves and cannot be rehabilitated.......
complete and utter waste of time and money putting them in prison and far more cost effective to give them lethal injection or strap them into electric chair......and if their "useless parents" don't like it then they should have bought them up properly in the first place !!!!!!!!!!
And this is why the death penalty in this country needs to be reinstated......gang ster rap rude boy rubbish who go around carrying guns and knives have no respect for other people or themselves and cannot be rehabilitated....... complete and utter waste of time and money putting them in prison and far more cost effective to give them lethal injection or strap them into electric chair......and if their "useless parents" don't like it then they should have bought them up properly in the first place !!!!!!!!!! motomoto
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12:25pm Fri 30 May 14

edstar says...

motomoto wrote:
And this is why the death penalty in this country needs to be reinstated......gang

ster rap rude boy rubbish who go around carrying guns and knives have no respect for other people or themselves and cannot be rehabilitated.......

complete and utter waste of time and money putting them in prison and far more cost effective to give them lethal injection or strap them into electric chair......and if their "useless parents" don't like it then they should have bought them up properly in the first place !!!!!!!!!!
i fully agree. No one can ever be rehabilitated and everyone who commits ANY crime should be immediately put down !!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]motomoto[/bold] wrote: And this is why the death penalty in this country needs to be reinstated......gang ster rap rude boy rubbish who go around carrying guns and knives have no respect for other people or themselves and cannot be rehabilitated....... complete and utter waste of time and money putting them in prison and far more cost effective to give them lethal injection or strap them into electric chair......and if their "useless parents" don't like it then they should have bought them up properly in the first place !!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]i fully agree. No one can ever be rehabilitated and everyone who commits ANY crime should be immediately put down !!!!!!!!!! edstar
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