Purse-dipper caught in Sheffield ordered to pay compensation

Norfolk Row in Sheffield city centre (pic: Google)
Norfolk Row in Sheffield city centre (pic: Google)
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A purse-dipper caught in Sheffield city centre has been ordered to pay £150 in compensation.

Ani Yanakieva stole a purse from a woman's handbag inside a shop on Norfolk Row on April 24.

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The 19-year-old, of Calvert Road, Sheffield, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court on Monday where she was found guilty of theft.

She received a two-year conditional discharge, meaning she will not be sentenced unless she commits a further offence within that period, and was ordered to pay £150 compensation.

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Sergeant Jonathan Greaves, acting inspector for the Sheffield Central policing team, described the outcome as 'another good court result'.