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Woman (33) tried to snatch bag

A woman with 71 previous convictions has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for attempting to rob two women while barefoot, dressed in pyjamas and with her arm in a sling.

Michelle Ruth (33), with an address at Poplar Row, Ballybough, Dublin 3, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to attempted robbery at the same address on August 8, 2009.

Garda Derrick Larkin of Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station told prosecution counsel Garnet Orange that the victims were walking by Ruth's home when they saw her and her partner having an argument in the front garden.

Ruth flew into a rage after one of the women queried her partner's well being.

She attempted to grab one of their bags, saying: "You, ya bitch I'm going to bite your face off."