Woman accused of stealing elderly man’s groceries expected to plead guilty

Rosie Mullaley
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A St. John’s woman accused of assaulting an elderly man after taking his groceries will likely have her case settled today.

Angela Mary Walsh was in provincial court Wednesday for what was supposed to be a resolution to the case. However, due to a scheduling conflict, lawyers opted to set the case over until today.

It’s expected Walsh will enter guilty pleas to several charges.

The 39-year-old faces charges of robbery, theft, assault, uttering threats, two counts of breach of probation and five counts of breaching court orders.

Offered help

Walsh was arrested as a result of an incident that reportedly happened on Goodview Street in downtown St. John’s. An elderly man was walking home around 9:30 p.m. on July 30 when he tripped and fell to the ground.

Walsh allegedly asked the man if he needed help getting up. The victim said he did, but Walsh reportedly took his groceries instead of helping him to his feet.

The man demanded she give him back his groceries.

Walsh allegedly pushed him and ran.

The man, who was not injured, later called police. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary arrested Walsh shortly afterward.


Twitter: @TelyCourt

Geographic location: Goodview Street

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