A TEEN robbed a Southbourne convenience store while his friend stole bottles of beer last summer.

The 17-year-old from Southampton, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at the youth court in Poole last week.

He admitted robbing Muzaffer Oksuz of a bottle of vodka worth £24.99 at More the Merrier in Kimberley Road on just before 10pm on June 11 last year.

He also pleaded guilty to having a folding knife in a public place on the same date.

A sentencing hearing was adjourned until March to allow the teenager to work with Probation Service officials on a pre-sentence report.

The second boy, who is 16 and lives in Christchurch, admitted stealing two bottles of beer worth £7.98 from the shop.

He was referred to a youth offender panel for a contract having effect for four months. He was also told to pay £7.98 compensation.