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Plymouth teenager had knife and assaulted woman during crime spree, court told

A teenager had a knife and assaulted a woman during a spree of offences, a court heard.

Jasmine Cochran, aged 19, appeared at Plymouth Crown Court for sentence for a string of crimes on the same day.

She had earlier admitted assaulting Jessie-May Turpin by beating on August 27 last year.

Cochran, of Mildmay Street, Greenbank, also pleaded guilty to having a knife in Tram Walk, Hooe.

The teenager also admitted threatening violence to gain entry to an address in that street and causing criminal damage to a front door.

The cost of putting right the damage is put at £300 by landlords Sovereign Housing.
Cochran was handed a six-month custodial sentence by city magistrates in September for a string of earlier attacks on women.

Her barrister Ali Rafati said: “She seems to have done some good work since her release

Read more at: http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/plymouth-teenager-knife-assaulted-woman-1046723

‘Off the rails’ thug went on chilling crime spree armed with a filleting knife

A man led a violent attack on a shopkeeper and held a filleting knife to a man’s face to rob his motorbike during a “chilling” crime spree in west Hull.

Ashley Smith, 19, was also seen running through Hull city centre with a “long metal bar” after a confrontation with the owner of a laptop stolen from a takeaway.

He is today beginning his first custodial sentence after being sent to a young offender institution for more than four years after being branded “off the rails”.

Charlotte Baines, prosecuting, told Hull Crown Court the shopkeeper and his wife were both assaulted after Smith, who was high on drugs and alcohol, and two females went into a Nisa store in Cholmley Street, west Hull, at 8.15pm on April 16.

One of the females approached the counter and put a sandwich down. Told the price was £1.69, she shouted to the other female: “Borrow

Read more at: http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/off-rails-thug-went-chilling-519327

Investigators Search for Knife-Wielding Man in Long Island Crime Spree: Police

Police on Long Island say another business has been hit by a knife-wielding man in what they believe is part of an ongoing robbery pattern, investigators say.

The latest holdup happened Tuesday night at a Game Stop on Sunrise Highway in Merrick, police said.

Investigators believe it is the same man who hit a store in West Babylon Tuesday afternoon.

Police said that man was armed with a knife and took cash from The Barn on Belmont Avenue.

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Investigators said that man fits the description of the man in connection with similar knife-point robberies that have happened at businesses in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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Knife carrying Exeter schoolboy went on robbery spree which terrified victims

An Exeter teenager has been spared jail for a crime spree in which he bullied a schoolboy, beat up a former friend and robbed four people at knifepoint. The youth, who was 15 when he committed the first of his crimes, was told by a judge at Exeter Crown Court that he would have gone to jail ‘for a very long time’ if he had been an adult.

But he spared him prison after hearing that he had tried to turn his life around in recent months and came from a troubled background.

The teenager, who cannot be named due to his age, was convicted of four robberies; possession of a bladed article; harassment; and possession of cannabis.

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His family, who were in court to hear proceedings, said they would help him pay £100 in compensation to one

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Jail for knife-point robber after terrifying 11-day crime-spree

A robber who pointed a knife at the stomach of a lone newsagent and demanded “all the money in the till” has been sent to prison for the raid during a summertime crime spree.

Christopher Yeomans, 37, of no permanent address, pulled out a knife at MSR news in Wollaton Street and grabbed £200, Nottingham Crown Court heard today.

The 19-year-old shop worker managed to press a panic button, alerting her bosses a robbery was in progress but Yeomans escaped, dumping his coat nearby with the three-inch blade inside.

The robbery was part of an crime spree Yeomans carried out between June 27 and July 7.

The woman said in a statement read in court: “Before the incident I was confident and outgoing and also had a positive outlook in life.

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“It has had a significant impact on me. I am wary and withdrawn.

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