Twisted moment schoolgirls brag about robbery haul after holding up gas station

Two schoolgirls have shown off their robbery haul from a pump attendant on social media in a sickening video.

The duo, aged 15 and 16 at the time, robbed a petrol station store in East Kilbride, Scotland, to get drinks and cigarettes for a party in November 2019, a court has heard.

They threatened a staff member with knives and fled with multiple bottles of alcohol, energy drinks, cigarettes and cash, later posting photos and video of the loot on Facebook.

In the clip, the pair brag about their loot as they cheer to celebrate the robbery while taking out wads of cash from a plastic bag.

One girl is heard giggling and says: "Yes, more [cigarette] boxes."

The other girl opens a black backpack and takes out another two packs of cigarettes and two bottles of wine.

According to Daily Record, they were arrested when a police officer viewing CCTV from the garage recognised one of the girl's distinctive false nails.

The teenagers appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court this week where they admitted assault and robbery at the BP garage in Old Coach Road in November 2019.

The younger girl admitted assaulting another female in a separate incident near Kingsgate Retail Park in March last year.

Her lawyer, Diarmid Bruce, described her as "vulnerable and easily led", adding: "She has co-operated with groups who are trying to assist her.

"She is making real efforts to turn things around."

Andy Thomson, defending the older girl, said social workers had compiled a "glowing" background report on her.

He told the court: "It beggars belief that such an intelligent, responsible individual could get involved in something like this.

"Her remorse is completely genuine."

Sheriff Douglas Brown said the girls were lucky not to be appearing in the High Court.

He added: "Shopkeepers have to be protected from attacks, especially when they involve knives.

"A High Court sentence would be appropriate, but you are both still young and social work reports are positive.

"On that basis I won't impose detention.

"The court must deal with the possibility that this was an aberration that is unlikely to be repeated."

The sheriff imposed two-year supervision orders. The older girl must complete 180 hours of unpaid community work while her accomplice was given 230 hours.

Sheriff Brown added: "I hope not to see you in court again."

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