Robber stole man’s wallet
Last updated at 12:33, Monday, 26 January 2009
A ROBBER grabbed a man in a headlock and stole his wallet.
Gavin Callum Lee Taylor admitted robbing James McCance of a wallet and contents, including bank cards, cash and other cards in Ulverston on January 18 when he appeared before Furness magistrates.
Mr John Appleby, prosecuting, said Mr McCance, 32, had been drinking on January 17 and was approached by Taylor, who suggested they go back to his flat.
Mr Appleby said: “Subsequently, they have stopped in the Hart Street area at a small playpark. They had been chatting and then the victim was wrestled to the floor by the defendant, placed in a head lock, which made him struggle to breath.
“He shouted ‘Give us your money, give us your money’ and the victim threw some money on the ground, but the headlock continued and Taylor said ‘I know you’ve got money’ and ‘I’ve got a knife.’
“The victim pulled out his wallet and threw it on the floor. It contained cash and cards. The defendant shouted ‘What’s your PIN number?’ and because he was frightened and on the verge of unconsciousness, he told him the number. He then freed himself and ran off.”
Mr McCane then became aware that his card had been used and cash withdrawn from his account and reported the matter to the police.
While driving through Ulverston in the company of a police officer, he saw Taylor, who he identified as the man who had attacked him.
When interviewed, Taylor had cash on him and other items including gift cards and Playstation games.
He initially said he had been approached by two men he didn’t know at the Shell garage and asked to withdraw money from the cash machine, but then admitted the offence.
Taylor, 22, of Bakery Court, Lower Brook Street, Ulverston, also pleaded guilty to committing fraud by using a stolen bank card to obtain cash and goods, also on January 18.
District Judge Gerald Chalk remanded Taylor in custody.
Taylor will be sentenced at Lancaster Crown Court on May 1.
First published at 11:56, Monday, 26 January 2009
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
More Grange news
- Good Samaritan tells of impact of Grange drunk’s attack
- South Lakes housing estate plan approved
- Store owner appeals to public after £25,000 jewellery heist
- Grange man accused of grooming girl for sex
- Loved ones remembered at Cumbria service
- New Grange estate proposal branded ‘vandalism of a public view’
- Cumbria sex offender pensioner due in court today charged with loitering near children's play area
- Cumbria fly-tipper admits dumping his old sofa
- High winds close outdoor exhibition in South Cumbria
- Cartmel Races - Betfair Barbecue Day 2014
- Cartmel Races - Totepool Cumbria Crystal Hurdle Day 2014
- Two race horses perish at Cartmel races in South Cumbria (16 comments)
- Consultation begins on £1.4m South Cumbria homes proposal (1 comment)
- Cartmel Vintage Race Night
- Barrow bakery has recipe for success
- Car stolen in South Cumbria
- Barrow and Grange venues for summer street gallery exhibition
- Cumbria chef Simon Rogan wins another accolade
- Concerns over application for 68 new homes in Cumbria town
- Grange care home residents given month to leave (2 comments)
- Police appeal after Cumbria collision between car and pedestrian
- Work on multi-million housing development in South Cumbria under way
- Cumbria women invited to Dalton, Grange and Ambleside events to "change their lives"
- Look for elusive bird in Cumbria
- Supporters prepare South Cumbria lido Lottery cash bid (1 comment)
Evening Mail homepage
ENERGY FOR LIFE 5.1k WALNEY FAMILY FUN RUN
Did you enjoy the Energy For Life 5.1k Walney Family Fun Run?
• Click here to pledge to take part in next year's event on September 2, 2012
Great Daffodil appeal 2015
Homes and gardens 21
Power to switch
Walk to remember
Choosing a secondary school