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Man faces jail for mugging veteran in Plymouth on Remembrance Day

Frankie Finn pictured outside court. Credit: Plymouth Live

A man has been told he is facing jail after robbing an elderly veteran in Plymouth on Remembrance Day.

Frankie Finn, 22, pleaded guilty to attacking the 81-year-old RAF veteran in broad daylight on November 11 last year.

Finn grabbed the pensioner’s wallet and pulled him to the ground in an alleyway between Colin Campbell Court and Western Approach.

He then made off on foot with the victim’s wallet, which contained £60 in cash, a Lloyds bank card and an Argos gift card.

Finn pleaded guilty to robbing the RAF veteran on Remembrance Day. Credit: Plymouth Live

But investigating officers were able to trace Finn’s movements using CCTV.

The 22-year-old was told he faces jail during a hearing at Plymouth Crown Court.

It is important that you and I understand each other. The starting point is one of immediate custody.

It would have to be a very good report in all sorts of ways to even get you a suspended sentence.

– Judge Paul Darlow

Barrister Lee Bremridge, for Finn, said he had been using Class A drugs at the time of the offence but was now clean.

He was released on conditional bail until February 28. He must report to Charles Cross police station three times a week and remain at his current address.