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Letterkenny purse thief is jailed

A Letterkenny man who stole a girl’s purse containing €280 in money in addition to private property together with her passport has been jailed.

Matthew Lafferty appeared at Letterkenny District Court docket in reference to the incident on March 8, 2023.

Lafferty, a 35-year-old, with an deal with at Calhame, Letterkenny, is at the moment serving a jail sentence and is due for launch on November 27, the court docket heard.

Lafferty tendered a responsible plea after being dropped at court docket by jail officers.

Sergeant Jim Collins outlined the information to the court docket. Lafferty entered the 4 Lanterns at Decrease Most important Avenue 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 seen. At a later date, Lafferty informed Gardai the place he had dumped the bag. The bag and the property, except the money, was recovered and returrned.

Solicitor for Lafferty, Mr Patsy Gallagher, stated his shopper had gone by means of a ‘traumatic’ private problem just lately. He stated his shopper has modified his methods whereas in jail, the place he’s engaged within the gymnasium and dealing within the kitchen.

“He’s receiving sure help in jail,” he stated, including that these issues ought to have been handled at a previous court docket date.

Lafferty additionally pleaded responsible to stealing €25.47 value of groceries from Aldi, Gortlee, Letterkenny, on October 19, 2022.

Choose Éiteáin Cunningham stated the taking of the purse was an invasion of one other particular person’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 Choose Cunningham.

Letterkenny purse thief is jailed was final modified: October fifth, 2023 by Workers Author