A teenager robbed a corner shop at gunpoint.

Lewis Greenslade, 18, made off with £220 from the till at the Premier shop in Barnards Way, Wantage, on April 7 last year.

The youngster, then aged just 17, was caught after detectives issued a press appeal with an image of the masked robber holding an imitation firearm at shoulder height.

Appearing before Oxford Crown Court on Thursday, Greenslade, of Grove, near Bristol, pleaded guilty to a single count of robbery.

His barrister, Hugh Mullan, said his client had described himself as having been ‘completely off the rails’ when the robbery was committed. He had since moved to be nearer his father in Bristol and had a job with a paving company.

Judge Maria Lamb bailed him to return to the crown court for sentence in the spring. She warned Greenslade that he shouldn’t hold out ‘any hope’ for any sentence other than immediate custody.

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