A 42-year-old man, who stole a woman’s handbag and used her bank cards, has been jailed for four years.

John Harmon, previously of Sherbrooke Road, Rosyth and Melville Street, Lochgelly, appeared by video-link from prison at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on February 12, 2021, at Chapel Street, Lochgelly, he robbed a woman of her handbag, containing a mobile phone, bank cards, a bus pass, a store dividend card, keys and glasses.

On the same day, at RS McColl, North Street, Lochgelly, he used a stolen bank card to obtain cigarettes and alcohol worth £31.70 by fraud.

Then at RS McColl, Lumphinnans Road, Lochgelly, he used the same stolen debit card to obtain more cigarettes and alcohol valued at £32.50.

Harmon was also sentenced for other offences.

He had admitted that on September 27, 2020, at Auchterderran Road, Lochgelly, he was unlawfully in possession of two knives.

He also admitted breaching bails orders.

Sheriff Charles Macnair jailed Harmon for 38 months for the robbery and bank cards fraud. He added another 362 days for the other offences.