Drug addicted mum jailed after robbing pensioner friend with young baby in tow

A drug addict mother was today sentenced to three years behind bars for robbing a pensioner…with her baby in tow.


by Ellie Henman |
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Kelly Tilley, 31, broke into her victim’s home and stole £550 before fleeing the scene.

Liverpool Crown Court heard how Tilley parked the pram outside the 74-year-old victim’s house before entering the property on 31 March. She knew her victim as he had previously lent her money and had even cared for her child at times.

“He went to the toilet and when he came out the defendant was stood in the hallway,” prosecutor Andrew Sinker told the court.

“He said ‘what are you doing?’. She asked him for a drink and some money. He refused and told her to get out.”

When the victim went to his bedroom he realised his wallet was missing but before he was able to speak to Tilley, she ran off down the road with her child.

During a search of her home, the empty wallet was found. She later told police that the victim had said he would lend her the cash in return for a sexual favour.

At the sentencing, Judge Brian Lewis said: “The victim had been a friend to you, he had lent you money in the past and he had even looked after your children.

“All of which makes it even more mean that you targeted him.When you went through that door you knew perfectly well you were not there to borrow money. You were there to steal.

“This was a mean offence in which an elderly disabled person was quite deliberately targeted. The public would be outraged if such offences were not met by immediate sentences of imprisonment.”

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