Wednesday 20 September 2017

Woman bag robber has 215 convictions

Fiona Ferguson

A 25-year-old woman with 215 previous convictions will be sentenced next February for her role in a handbag robbery.

Martina O'Connor, of The Maples, Newbridge, Co Kildare pleaded guilty to robbery at Johnson Court, Dublin 2 on March 6, 2010, at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Garda Paul Gray told Maire Torrens, prosecuting, that a young woman was on her way home after a night socialising when O'Connor came up behind her and twisted her hair. O'Connor pulled her by her hair to the ground. A second girl hit her in the face and she handed her handbag to her attackers.

The woman followed the girls and asked for her bag back as her keys were it but they laughed and the second girl struck her forcefully again.

O'Connor was later arrested and interviewed. The injured party had sustained a black eye and a clump of hair pulled out.

Judge Patricia Ryan adjourned sentencing until February.

Irish Independent

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