A teenage girl was jailed after being convicted of her seventh robbery in less than a year and a half.
The 15-year-old was in Harrow Youth Court on Tuesday facing her latest robbery charge after she attacked a schoolgirl at a flat in Kenton Road, Kenton - pulling the victim's hood over her face and demanding her mobile phone.
The teenager was sentenced to 18 months in a detention centre.
It followed a string of robberies for phones, cash and other personal belongings, which were carried out across Barnet and Harrow by the Wembley girl.
Sentencing her, presiding magistrate Susan Boardman said: "This is an extremely serious offence. So serious that only custody can be justified.
"You have an appalling record, this is the seventh time you have been convicted with robbery, and you have been given every chance to change your ways.
"The public are entitled to be protected from you and I don't see why you should be given any more chances."