A WEE COUNTY teenager who robbed a phone shop in Alloa has had his case remitted to the Children’s Hearing.

The 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named due to legal reasons, broke into Phone City on Mill Street on February 21, while accompanied by a female.

He took off with a quantity of mobile phones, cash, electrical items and cigarettes.

The youngster was later traced by police and charged with the theft.

However, on Thursday, March 28, his solicitor told Alloa Sheriff Court that there was no criminal justice report prepared for the boy.

The court heard that he “slept in” on the day of his appointment.

She added that he now lives in Arbroath to get away from the company he was keeping locally and had begun taking Valium before moving.

Sheriff David Mackie said there was enough to suggest remittance to the Children’s Hearing was the correct course of action.