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WATCH: Teen sentenced for robbing a Subway armed with a machete

The 16-year-old boy threatened staff with the knife, before ripping a cash register from its drawer.

machete Source: Greater Manchester Police via YouTube

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy from Manchester has been given an 18-month detention and training order (DTO) after pleading guilty to robbery and assault with intent to resist arrest.

He was caught on CCTV robbing a Subway sandwich restaurant in Salford, while brandishing a machete, before attempting to throw a cash register at two police officers.

The boy, who can’t be named for legal reasons, entered the Subway on Bolton Road in Salford on the night of Thursday 19 October.

As shown in the video below, he immediately took a machete from his hoodie pocket, and threatened an employee of the fast-food restaurant with it.

He eventually located the till, using the blade to rip it from its drawer, and scurried towards the door, dropping the cash register twice.

On leaving the Subway, however, the 16-year-old was met by two police officers.

He tried to throw the till at the officers, before being subdued with batons, and arrested.

Source: GM Police/YouTube

The teenager later pleaded guilty to robbery and assault with intent to resist arrest, and yesterday was sentenced to a year in custody, followed by a six-month training and supervision order.

Chief Inspector Mark Dexter of Greater Manchester Police said:

The boy went into the shop armed with a machete and threatened staff using violence and intimidation…
I hope today’s sentence shows that if you commit such acts of violence, we will catch you and justice will be done.

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