Bangle snatcher Shamar Renaldo Welch, of Rockhampton Road, Grazettes, St Michael, has been sentenced to three years in prison.
The sentence imposed earlier this week by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant was for nine counts of theft of bangles and other jewellery worth thousands of dollars.
The offences were committed between March and June 2016.
“I want to say sorry . . . right now I looking to better myself. The drugs, cocaine is what has me like this . . . and I don’t want to waste my life. I would like that when I get out [of prison] that I get into Verdun House.
“I know that I did wrong but I would like you to be lenient in sentencing,” Welch who is already serving time at HMP Dodds told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sergeant.