'Career criminal' who preyed on elderly jailed
A "career criminal" who preyed on elderly people alone in their homes has been given an eight-year jail sentence, writes Fiona Ferguson.
Alice Connors (36) of Kiltalown Crescent, Tallaght, Dublin, has 86 previous convictions -- including 22 burglaries with victims aged from 60 to 84 years. The mother of three stole from her victims to feed her drug habit, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard yesterday.
Connors, pleaded guilty to two burglaries, two attempted burglaries and stealing a purse at locations in the city centre and south Dublin.
Judge Katherine Delahunt said she had to take into account the number of offences and the type of victims targeted in these "heinous crimes".
She imposed consecutive sentences totalling eight years and suspended the final three on strict conditions.