A teenager who stole thousands of pounds' worth of the latest Apple devices including laptops and iPads in a smash-and-grab raid in Covent Garden has been spared jail.*sigh*
But not a very big risk, eh?
The 16-year-old was one of 12 youths on motorbikes who smashed their way into the firm's flagship store at 1am last month.
The boy, who was supported at Highbury Corner youth court by his mother and sister (Ed: no father? How surprising...), was stopped by police shortly after the raid near an abandoned moped in St John Street in Islington with items stolen from the store in his bag.But hey, getting caught red-handed doesn't seem to matter...
Sentencing the boy to a youth rehabilitation order with intensive supervision for 12 months and a curfew for three months, bench chairman Paul Brennells said: "This was a very serious offence. We are not going to send you into custody, but you still run the risk of that if you do not behave yourself."