Woman accused of stealing man’s groceries back in court

Andrew Robinson
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A St. John’s woman accused of assaulting a man after taking his groceries from him was back in provincial court on Monday.

Angela Mary Walsh, 38, is facing charges of robbery with violence, uttering threats and breach of probation.

During her appearance Monday morning, Walsh told Judge James Walsh that she has had trouble reaching her lawyer Amanda Summers. Summers was not present on Monday.

Judge Walsh agreed to set over her case until Sept. 19.

According to a Telegram story published earlier this month, the incident in question 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.

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

The man demanded she give him back his groceries.

It was at this point that the accused allegedly pushed him and fled the scene.

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

During Monday’s courtroom appearance, there was some confusion over the last name of the accused. While she still goes by the last name Walsh, the accused said she is in the process of changing it back to her maiden name of Whelan.


Twitter: @TeleAndrew

Geographic location: Goodview Street

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