A TEENAGE skateboarding armed robber has been sentenced to serve two years in a youth justice centre.
The youth, who cannot be named because he is aged under 18 years old, wielded a meat cleaver during street robberies near the Safeway supermarket in Warrnambool.
The youth was charged with theft, attempted armed robbery and three counts of armed robbery.
It is understood the youth previously appeared in a court and was sentenced to serve 12 months in custody on other charges.
He was released on parole but still owes seven months on that sentence and has been in custody since being arrested on the armed robbery charges.
Less than a week after being released from custody on parole he was allegedly involved in the four Warrnambool armed robbery-related incidents.
His solicitor previously said it was now highly likely the youth’s parole would be cancelled.
Some guilty pleas were entered in mid-July so a pre-sentence report could be obtained from youth justice workers prior to Thursday’s sentencing.
Police previously alleged a number of armed robberies were committed by two youths, one aged 17 and the other 15, in the Henna Street area towards the end of last month.
In one incident it was alleged the youths were on skateboards before they produced meat cleavers and robbed a woman victim of cash and a mobile telephone.