Son sold Huntingdon mum’s rings he stole for just �30

A MOTHER found two of her rings in a pawn brokers after her son stole them from her bedside.

Aaron Heggarty’s mother came home on November 22 and found her rings, which she left on her bedside cabinet, were missing.

She looked round her home in Falstaff Way, Hartford, but couldn’t find them.

Huntingdon magistrates heard that the mother chanced her luck and visited Herbert Brown Jewellers and saw the rings in the shop.

The court was told that Heggarty, of no fixed abode, was kicked out of the family home after his mother secured him a job at her work but he failed to turn up for the first day.

On November 22, Heggarty borrowed his sister’s house keys and went to the home and took the rings, worth �440.

As the 22-year-old didn’t have any identification, he asked a friend to sell the rings for �30 - and paid him �5.

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Elaine Havord, defending, said: “Heggarty doesn’t know why he did what he did.

“He does want to reconcile with his family but they have cut him off as this has turned them all against him.”

Heggarty admitted theft at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (December 20).

He was given a 12-month community order with 80 hours of unpaid work.

He was also ordered to pay a �60 victim surcharge but he will not have to pay �30 in compensation to the jewellers or court costs.