A thug attacked and robbed a boy for a phone and a wallet at Buchanan bus station

A thug who brutally attacked a 14-year-old boy and stole his mobile phone has been jailed for 12 months.

Youcef Boutoubane pounced on the boy at Buchanan bus station in Glasgow city center on July 4, 2021.

The 19-year-old followed the victim before punching her and dragging her to the ground.

He later rummaged through the teenager’s bag and also fled with his Armani wallet.

Boutoubane pleaded guilty in Glasgow Sheriff’s Court to assault and robbery on the boy.

The court heard that the boy and his friend were walking to meet a relative at the station.

A group of two men and two women – including Boutoubane – were arguing as the boys approached.

Boutoubane said to the victim: “Wit? before the boy replies the same.

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The victim was ordered not to “walk away” until the two boys left the station.

Boutoubane followed the victim and chased him around the bus station – calling him a “picky bitch”.

Prosecutor Claire Wallace said: “Boutoubane caught up to him and punched the boy with his fist.

“Afterwards, he dragged him to the ground where he continued to assault him.”

Boutoubane asked what was in the boy’s bag before stealing his iPhone and wallet.

He said: ‘Glasgow boys don’t forget’ before fleeing the scene.

Boutoubane was later found after a warrant was issued.

Sheriff Johanna Johnston QC put Boutoubane under surveillance for four months upon his release from prison.

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