Ilfracombe mugger threw stolen money into the air
A mugger has admitted a bizarre robbery in Ilfracombe in which she threw £250 of stolen money into the air.
Former heroin user Lorraine Morris, 43, will be sentenced at Exeter Crown Court in the New Year after a probation pre-sentence report is prepared.
Morris, of Green Close Road, Ilfracombe, admitted robbery and was remanded in custody by Judge Barry Cotter, QC.
She admitted the robbery of Mary Sarsfield in Ilfracombe on November 19 but disputed how much she had stolen.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
When the court clerk read out the figure of £250 she called from the dock: ”It was only £150 and she got all the money back because I flung it in the air.”
Mr Richard Crabb, defending, said: ”There is a mental health background to this case and the probation service may find that a psychiatric report is useful.”
Judge Cotter told the defendant: ”It is in your interests to cooperate with the probation service. I would not worry about whether it was £150 or £250, considering what is said in the statements and the fact that you threw the money into the air.”
A second case of theft, committed from South Devon magistrates, will be dealt with at the same sentencing hearing in January.