Bo'ness thief failed to show in court after bus pass was 'taken off him'

A serial thief who failed to show in court due to his bus pass being “taken off him” will soon discover his punishment.

By Herald Reporter
Friday, 20th November 2020, 4:45 pm

Brian Krupa, 1D Park Lane, Bo’ness, was scheduled to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court yesterday but failed to turn up.

The 40-year-old has admitted forcing open two vehicles in Links Court, Bo’ness on March 29 in an attempt to commit theft.

He also stole a vacuum cleaner from a vehicle in Links Court on May 19 and pinched electrical goods from Tesco in Central Retail Park, Falkirk on July 31, while on bail.

Brian Krupa was expected to appear at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday, November 19. Picture: Michael Gillen.

His defence solicitor told Sheriff Derek Livingston that Krupa had attended meetings with a social worker and was “not trying to avoid proceedings”.

The solicitor added: “His bus pass was taken off him by the driver. He doesn’t know why.”

The solicitor couldn’t offer an explanation when asked by Sheriff Livingston why his client hadn’t made alternative travel arrangements.

Sentence was deferred until December 3 for Krupa’s personal appearance.

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