A Letterkenny man who stole a lady’s purse containing €280 in money in addition to private property together with her passport has been jailed.
Matthew Lafferty appeared at Letterkenny District Courtroom in reference to the incident on March 8, 2023.
Lafferty, a 35-year-old, with an tackle at Calhame, Letterkenny, is presently serving a jail sentence and is due for launch on November 27, the courtroom heard.
Lafferty tendered a responsible plea after being dropped at courtroom by jail officers.
Sergeant Jim Collins outlined the details to the courtroom. Lafferty entered the 4 Lanterns at Decrease Essential Road in Letterkenny at 4.10pm and stole an unattended purse, which was valued at €40.
The purse contained €280 in money, a passport, keys, a USB pen and financial institution particulars.
Lafferty was recognized after CCTV was considered. At a later date, Lafferty advised Gardai the place he had dumped the bag. The bag and the property, aside from the money, was recovered and returrned.
Solicitor for Lafferty, Mr Patsy Gallagher, mentioned his shopper had gone by means of a ‘traumatic’ private difficulty lately. He mentioned his shopper has modified his methods whereas in jail, the place he’s engaged within the fitness center and dealing within the kitchen.
“He’s receiving sure help in jail,” he mentioned, including that these issues ought to have been handled at a previous courtroom date.
Lafferty additionally pleaded responsible to stealing €25.47 price of groceries from Aldi, Gortlee, Letterkenny, on October 19, 2022.
Decide Éiteáin Cunningham mentioned the taking of the purse was an invasion of one other individual’s privateness. Lafferty was convicted and sentenced to 2 months in jail from Wednesday’s date. The theft from Aldi was marked as considered by Decide Cunningham.
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