‘Attempted robbery’


A homeless man’s attempts to snatch a woman’s bag in the City have secured him a home at Dodds for the next nine months.

Terrance Allan Walcott was on Lower Board Street on June 24 when he approached Kim Edgehill as she entered a fast food restaurant with her niece and pestered them for money.

Edgehill said she did not have any cash and proceeded into restaurant while Walcott lay on the pavement on the outside.

As she exited, Walcott grabbed on to Edgehill’s bag but as she held on, its strap burst. She managed to keep her bag and went back into the restaurant.

As she attempted to leave a second time Walcott snatched at the bag again causing the victim to fall. Bystanders came to the woman’s aid.

“It was an attempted robbery,” Walcott said when he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today, just before he pleaded guilty to the charge.

But Walcott, who is known to the law courts, refused to say anything else in his defence when given an opportunity to explain his actions.

“This tells me you are terrorizing people in the City. You are a disruptive element who needs to be taken off the streets,” the magistrate said as he imposed the sentence.

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