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Stiff sentence for child thieves

Posted by jtsmyth8 on July 30, 2008

What is the matter with today’s youth? Teenagers are turning into common street thugs. I blame gangs and the parents. Parents too busy earning money neglect their children and gangs prey on them and they become recruited into the underworld. This smash and grab sounds like an initiation rite of passage.

“Three Hong Kong children have been sentenced to more than three years for the armed hold-up of a jewellery shop, a newspaper said on Thursday, with the court saying the stiff sentence was in the public interest.

Disguised with masks and caps, the two boys and one girl, all aged 14, threatened staff at the shop with knives in September last year, grabbing gold necklaces, bracelets and pendants valued at more than HK$1 million ($128,200).” (story)

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