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Three teenagers have been locked up after a series of terrifying knifepoint robberies. Eight were reported to police within the space of just three hours across Bury , Prestwich and Whitefield one day last November. In another linked case, robbers who targeted a man and stole his wallet used one of his bank cards to order pizza worth £183.
Three teenagers have now been sentenced after a police investigation into a gang involved. Officers said they left ‘countless pieces of evidence in their wake’, which led to their arrests.
Abdullah Chaudhry, 19, of Park Road, Prestwich, was detained for four years.
A 16-year-old boy from Cheetham Hill was detained for two years and a 17-year-old also from Cheetham Hill for three years.
Both cannot be named because of their ages.
At Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court, all three pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery.
Detectives said the gang were ‘as foolish as they were menacing’ and revealed they ‘left countless pieces of evidence in their wake’.
Police said the three were sentenced for their ‘varying roles in a series of incidents’ which happened across the area last September and November.
The first robbery happened when a man stopped his green Vauxhall Corsa at the junction of Albert Street and Rochdale Road in Bury.
Police said a man reached in through the window and took the keys from the ignition, before three others got into the back of the car. One produced a knife and held it to the back of the driver’s head, threatening to kill him.
A second incident occurred on Sunday, November 18.
A man aged 23 was walking along Sunningdale Avenue in Whitefield when a stolen Audi reversed up the street towards him.
Three men got out and demanded his phone and wallet.
Police said a card stolen during the robbery was later used to order pizzas to the value £183, which led to there arrest.