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West London teenager who robbed boy on his way home from school avoids jail

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West London teenager who robbed boy on his way home from school avoids jail

A West London teenager who robbed a boy on his way home from school has avoided jail.

Hasti Haki, 18, of Horn Lane, Acton, pleaded guilty to robbery at Ealing Magistrates’ Court on Friday, January 8.

The court heard that on Wednesday, October 2 shortly after 5pm a boy heading home from school was approached by a group of males, including Haki.

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The boy was threatened by Haki, who searched the victim’s bag before pulling out his wallet and taking £10 in cash.

The victim reported the incident straight away and was able to provide an “excellent description of the suspects clothing”, the court heard.

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Officers quickly arrested Haki due to the description of his clothes.

He was sentenced on Tuesday, February 2 at Ealing Magistrates’ Court and was given a 12 month conditional discharge.

DC Emma Richards, who led the investigation, said “This was a joint effort between our Emergency Response Teams and CID in identifying the suspect, gathering evidence and putting the case to the CPS.

“There was overwhelming evidence because of this and ultimately a successful conviction was achieved.”

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