Man burgled Wirral pensioner three times

A man who stole from a Wirral pensioner on three consecutive days, has been jailed for four years.

John McDonagh, 31, of no fixed address, admitted three burglaries to Liverpool Crown Court.

The court heard that McDonagh first called at the pensioner's home in Bebbington in January claiming he needed money to get back to Ireland.

He called again for two successive days and was arrested when he tried to make a fourth visit.

On the first visit the victim asked him in and gave him £60 but while the pensioner made a cup of tea, McDonagh took £220 from the man's wallet and left.

The following afternoon McDonagh returned pretending to apologise and the man let him in again and McDonagh began begging for more money.

While the pensioner was in the kitchen, McDonagh took another £200 from his wallet.

McDonagh called again the next day with another man, but left empty-handed.

Four days later, he returned again but was recognised by a neighbour who called the police

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