Teen bank robber sentenced

A "model pupil" who robbed a bank in Liverpool with an imitation firearm has been sentenced to 39 months and two weeks in detention.

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Teenage bank robber 'brought shame' on family

The boy told police he had planned the robbery a couple of days earlier. He was "envious of other people who had material things he wanted." He admitted trying to separate the money after the robbery, cleaning himself up and going back to the scene to see how many police officers were in attendance.

In mitigation, his defence solicitor said that the facts if the case are "as startling as the are tragic." His family, she said, were "instrumental in bringing this young man to justice."

The boy told police upon questioning that he was sorry. His lawyer told the court he had an "impeccable character" and was "polite, courteous and obedient" and realised he has brought shame on his family.

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Teen bank robber faces sentence: Andy Bonner reports from court

A Liverpool schoolboy described as a "model pupil" is in court to be sentenced for armed robbery. The 15-year-old, whose identity is protected by the courts because of his age, held up a Barclays Bank in Anfield on Friday 20th September 2013.

He escaped with £2,200.

He was turned in to police when his mother found an imitation firearm and the stash of cash, stained with dye, in his bedroom. The boy pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery and one count of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence at an earlier hearing.

For the latest from court follow Andy on Twitter.

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