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Man smashed window of Armagh homecare facility and stole crutch

The 31-year-old also stole and damaged magazines and newspapers belonging to Tesco, Portadown, in a separate incident

Armagh Courthouse

A Portadown man who admits smashing the window of a homecare facility and stealing a crutch must wait until next month to learn his fate.

The 31-year-old also stole and damaged magazines and newspapers belonging to Tesco, Portadown, in a separate incident.

Robert Wilson, of North Street, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft, two counts of criminal damage, interference with a vehicle, assault on police and disorderly behaviour at Armagh Magistrates’ Court, sitting at Newry, on Tuesday via videolink from Maghaberry.

None of the facts were opened in court, but the particulars outlined that these charges were accrued by the defendant on two dates, April 10 and June 24, this year.

On April 10, Wilson damaged a window belonging to Mackles Homecare, he was disorderly on Navan Street in Armagh and interfered with a vehicle in the same area.

He is further said to have assaulted a police officer and to have stolen a crutch, valued at £50.

Then on June 24, the defendant stole and caused damage to magazines and newspapers belonging to Tesco, Portadown.

Defence barrister David McKeown informed the court that his client was due for sentencing following the preparation of a report by probation at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on October 1.

He asked that this matter be placed into the same date for all to be dealt with together.

Deputy District Judge John Connolly agreed to this and the case was adjourned until October 1 for sentencing at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court.

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