On 23rd November the Judicial Court of Braga on Monday sentenced a man who stole six euros from another person on the public road in January 2016 in that city, to a year and a half in prison.

The accused will also have to return the six euros to the victim and pay him compensation of 250 euros for non-patrimonial damages.

For the non-suspension of the sentence, the court took into account the criminal background of the accused, already serving a prison sentence.

At the trial, the defendant confessed to the crime, was repentant and apologised to the victim.

He said that at the time he was consuming narcotics and that he “was desperate” for lack of money to buy the drug.

According to the indictment, the defendant approached the victim, told him that he had a knife and demanded that he give him the money he had with him.

The victim gave him the wallet, with six euros, which the defendant withdrew and took with him, fleeing.