A MAN admitted he was intending to commit a crime when he was found to have a knife and a Halloween mask in a carrier bag, a court heard.
Police saw Luke Granger in Park Lodge Lane, Wakefield on the evening of October 3 last year after a report of a man behaving suspiciously. He ran off throwing away the carrier bag but was caught and when asked about the items inside he said his intention was to rob a post office.
John Wilkinson representing him told Leeds Crown Court yesterday Granger had not really decided what he was going to do. He was in an emotional state because of problems, which included the arrest of his mother accused of arson, being unemployed and issues over access to his child.
Alisha Kaye prosecuting said Granger was arrested again in the early hours of October 28 in Dewsbury Road, Wakefield with a knife in a rucksack which he claimed he was carrying for protection.
Granger, 20 of Parkgate Avenue, East Moor, Wakefield was sent to a young offender institution for nine months after he admitted going equipped for theft and two charges of possessing bladed articles “in puzzling circumstances” said Judge James Spencer QC.