Mandurah: man who stole handbag given three-month prison sentence

Mandurah: man who stole handbag given three-month prison sentence

A MAN who stole a woman’s handbag containing $2300 worth of valuables will spend time in prison.

Samuel Ted Nannup, who appeared via video link from Casuarina prison today , pleaded guilty to purchasing cigarettes by fraud, stealing $2300 worth of items from a woman and trespassing on the woman’s Mandurah property.

Police prosecutor Neville Palmer said Nannup entered the woman’s car and stole her handbag containing valuables worth up to $2300 on December 6, 2017.

The handbag contained the woman’s bank cards, an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Police said the woman was getting ready to go to the shops.

The woman witnessed Nannup leaving her garage after he took her handbag.

Nannup then rode away on a bike and used the woman’s bank card at a Greenfields store to buy cigarettes.

He was identified on CCTV footage.

Magistrate Anne Longden said Nannup was a repeat offender.

Nannup was recently sentenced to two years in prison for unrelated burglary offences.

Ms Longden sentenced Nannup to three months in prison to be served concurrently with his two year prison sentence.

He was also ordered to pay $2300 in restitution.

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