Belfast Telegraph

Serial burglar caged for Beechlawn House Hotel theft

A persistent burglar and thief with 55 convictions has been handed a 12-month sentence after stealing cash from the handbag of a hotel guest.

Michael Bernard McGrory, from Glasvey Walk in Dunmurry, mounted a fire escape at the Beechlawn House Hotel, reached into an open bathroom window and stole £380 from a guest's handbag on May 25 last year.

Craigavon Crown Court, sitting in Belfast, heard the 28-year-old was linked to the burglary through fingerprint evidence.

When McGrory was arrested he initially denied involvement, but he subsequently changed his plea to guilty.

McGrory was handed a 12-month sentence, half of which he will serve in custody with the remaining six months spend on supervised licence upon his release.

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