The 61-year-old man who took advantage of the absence of one of his clients to rob her, Monday, December 27, in Toulouse, was sentenced Thursday evening by the criminal court.
Very moved then in tears, the man who appeared on Thursday evening, December 30, the criminal court of Toulouse before formulated an apology. 61 years old, with salt and pepper hair, he speaks clearly from the box. This Monday, he attacked a 96-year-old lady. Responsible, as an employee of a company that transports people with reduced mobility, driving to a hostel for lunch, he took advantage of his victim’s absence to rob her.
“What went through your mind, sir? You’ve been working for this company for 12 years,” asks the president of the tribunal. “Before I left, I noticed that the bay window was. I thought about my financial difficulties and my old demons resurfaced.” Because the man is used to the courtrooms. He has already been convicted thirteen times in the past for theft, fraud and, by an assize court, for a robbery.
“She’s a lovely woman”
At noon, the victim’s daughter wanted to take advantage of her mother’s absence to do her laundry. On entering the house, she heard a noise. She came face to face with the burglar hiding in the toilet. He fled but was seen getting behind the wheel of the elderly bus. He took charge of the home where his victim is located. “I went back to get her, I told her I had done a terrible mistake and I returned the items to her. I apologize very much. She is a lovely woman, one of my oldest clients.”
For the prosecutor, “the facts are serious. A relationship of trust is established. This makes the facts even more condemned. If he only objects, it is because he knew he was identified!” It requires 12 months. imprisonment, 6 of which were suspended on probation.
On the defense side, Me Claire Macarion described: “He succumbed to temptation in the face of his financial difficulties. His conscience quickly caught up with him and he returned the objects”.
He was sentenced according to the requisitions and will execute the firm part under an electronic bracelet. He will have to compensate his victim.