Two charged with robbing 16-year-old at knifepoint

The incident allegedly took place in Tarxien back in April

(File Photo)
(File Photo)

Two youths, aged 17 and 18, have been charged with mugging a 16-year-old boy at knifepoint.

Mohammed Kim from Morocco and his Sudanese co-accused, who cannot be named due to a court order, appeared before magistrate Charmaine Galea this morning, accused of the theft aggravated by violence, which they allegedly committed on a 16 year-old Maltese boy in Tarxien last April.

The mugging in question took place at 9:30pm on April 22 in Triq San Tumas, Tarxien. Cash and a mobile phone were stolen.

The accused, both of whom live in an Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers-run refugee open centre, were charged with theft aggravated by violence and holding the victim against his will. Kim alone was also charged with carrying a knife in public without a police permit.

Kim, a construction labourer, pleaded not guilty. He did not request bail at this stage.

The other accused, who today claimed to be just 15-years-old, eventually pleaded guilty, after changing his mind several times, and was placed on probation for three years.

Inspectors Fabian Fleri and Lydon Zammit prosecuted.

Lawyer Charmaine Cherrett appeared for Kim, whilst lawyer Christopher Chircop appeared for the younger accused

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