Students robbed on canal towpaths in Birmingham - suspects appear in court

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Three teenagers have appeared in court charged with a series of robberies against students on canal towpaths in Birmingham

Three teenagers have been charged following a series of robberies on canal towpaths in Birmingham.

The 17-year-olds, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been charged with conspiracy to rob. Police have not said whereabouts on the canals the robberies took place.

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The three teenagers appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning (Saturday, March 2). The three are accused of robbing students on canal towpaths and threatening them with weapons in a series of offences stretching back six months.

A spokesperson for West MIdlands Police said: “If anyone has further information on these robberies, contact us via Live Chat or 101 quoting crime number 20/957765/23. Officers have been carrying out regular patrols in response to these incidents and we work closely with the universities in the region to keep students safe.”