Posted: Tue 27th Feb 2024

Updated: Tue 27th Feb

Man jailed for stealing old woman’s purse in Pwllheli

North Wales news and information

A 21-year-old man has been jailed after stealing an elderly woman’s purse in Pwllheli last week.

Solayman Daha, of no fixed abode, appeared at Llandudno Magistrates Courts yesterday (February 26th) charged with theft from a person.

On Tuesday February 20th, Daha targeted a woman whilst she was shopping in the Iceland store in Pwllheli.

He followed her around the shop before stealing £175 from her purse.

He received eight weeks imprisonment and has been ordered to pay compensation.

District Inspector Darren Kane said: “Targeting elderly members of our community will not be tolerated and will be dealt with swiftly.

“We continue to work with partners and local businesses to protect vulnerable residents from criminals.”

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