Belfast Telegraph

Friday 31 October 2014

Teenager charged with £2,500 mugging

A man has appeared in court in Londonderry charged with stealing £2,500 from a man in a city centre daylight robbery.

John Timpson (19), of Jefferson Court in the city, was charged with robbing the man of £2,500 on January 17. The court was told that police received a report from a financial services office that an employee had been robbed.

The injured party told police he had cashed two work cheques totalling £2,500 in Dankse Bank in Shipquay Place, placed the money in an envelope when a man came up behind him and stole the envelope.

He gave chase but lost the man.

When CCTV was checked Timpson was identified and his flat searched. Two A4 pages were allegedly found with plans outlining the robbery on them.

Timpson claimed he heard voices in his head telling him to rob people.

District Judge Barney McElholm remanded Timpson in custody to appear on February 14.

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