Pinjarra thief says would pay war veteran back if he had a job

PIC: 7 News

A Pinjarra thief has apologised for stealing a war veteran's wallet after pretending to want a glass of milk to get into the 94-year-old man's home.

Jamie David Brown pleaded guilty to stealing the wallet and said sorry outside court on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old asked Ernie Haynes for a glass of milk and while inside his home took his wallet that was sitting on a bench.

It wasn't until the next day that the 94-year-old man noticed his wallet was missing and contacted police.

The court heard there was $1000 in the wallet and not $1500 as originally feared.

Jamie Brown told Seven News he knows what he did is disrespectful.

“If I had a job, I’d pay him back you know.”

Brown will be sentenced in December.

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