A TEENAGER has admitted robbing a man in the early hours of the morning while wearing a hood and a horror movie-style mask.
Dominic Wallace, 18, from Burton, appeared at Burton Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
The incident took place at 3am on Sunday, close to St Peter’s Bridge in the town.
Emma Thompson, prosecuting, told the court the robbery involved a Blackberry mobile phone – worth £100 – being stolen from James Wright.
Wallace is said to have been wearing a ‘Jason hockey mask’, so-called after a character in horror film Friday the 13th.
Ms Thompson told the court that, after midnight, Mr Wright had been to someone’s house and wandered home at 3am.
She said: “He was between the Shell garage and St Peter’s Bridge. He turned around after hearing shouting.”
She said he ended up cowering on the floor and was asked for money.
His mobile phone was stolen.
She said the phone was recovered by police from Wallace’s house, and the victim was not seriously injured.
Wallace, who was held in custody until yesterday, pleaded guilty to the offence.
He was granted bail on the condition that he resides at an address in Waterloo Street, Burton, and was given an electronic curfew between 7pm and 5am.
He is due to appear at Stafford Crown Court on November 8.
l TWO men who denied a charge of robbery during an appearance at Burton Magistrates’ Court yesterday are due to appear at Stafford Crown Court on January 24 next year.
Simon Khawaja, 19, from Derby, and Kieran Bellingham, 18, from Aviation Lane, Burton, pleaded not guilty to an offence alleged to have taken place on October 13.