A man with 159 previous convictions will be sentenced in two weeks time for his involvement in a crime spree which saw an attempted robbery of a credit union office and the theft of a car from a house in Derry.
34 year old Henry Marley of no fixed abode admitted three charges in relation to the incidents which occurred on April 30 last year.
His co-accused, 39 year old Michael Patrick Nolan with an address in Newtownabbey, had earlier pleaded guilty to offences committed on the same date.
The court was told that earlier that morning, a car belonging to Nolan's mother was taken without her permission.
Marley and Nolan came to Donemana and attempted to rob the credit union there, before driving away empty handed in the stolen car, a red Mazda.
Police spotted this vehicle on the Victoria Road and gave chase but lost it around the Newbuildings area.
At approximately 11.15 a.m. a woman hairdresser was working from home in Woodside Heights area of the Waterside in Derry with a customer and saw a car pull up outside with two men in it.
The woman moved to lock her front door but before she could Nolan pushed his way in shouting 'give me your keys.' He punched her a number of times, before driving away. Police later stopped the car with a stinger device.
Marley was seen to get out of the passenger side and run away but was detained shortly afterward.
Nolan also got out and was detained at the scene.
Judge Philip Babington said he would sentence both men on September 29.