A ROBBER who held up an off-licence with a knife a decade ago came forward and confessed – because he was worried people close to him were dying young because of ‘bad karma’.
Michael Dunbar, of Martin Street, Upperthorpe, would never have been caught because detectives had written the case off, the court heard.
But Liverpool Crown Court heard the 38-year-old drug addict felt ‘he was suffering bad karma and relatives and close ones had been dying far too young and he felt it was due to the harm he had caused the shop assistant’.
The court heard Dunbar, originally from Merseyside, was armed with a knife during the raid at a Threshers off-licence in Crosby, Liverpool, in February 2002.
Jailing him for 18 months, Judge Stephen Clarke told Dunbar: “This is a most unusual case. You wanted to put things right as you felt nothing was going to go right while this was still outstanding in your mind.
“Quite frankly you had got away with it and there was no way you would ever have been prosecuted. All the evidence had been disposed of.”