Man stole paint gear for vol­un­tary art project

Bray People - - News -

A TRAINEE hair­dresser stole paint­ing ma­te­ri­als from a DIY store for a vol­un­tary art project on which he was work­ing.

Sean Bryan, (21), from Cois Cairn, Old Con­naught Av­enue, was caught try­ing to leave Wood­ies DIY, Sal- lynog­gin Road, Dun Laoghaire, without pay­ing for a paint tester, spray paint can and a Du­lux matt tester, worth €12.46.

The of­fence was com­mit­ted on July 6 last year when Bryan took the items off a shelf and place them into his bag, it emerged last week at Dun Laoghaire District Court.

The court heard that Bryan, of Cois Cairn, Old Con­naught Av­enue, Bray, Co Wick­low, had no pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions though there was a mat­ter await­ing sen­tenc­ing in the Cir­cuit Court to which he had al­ready pleaded guilty.

De­fence lawyer Rory Staines said Bryan is a trainee hair­dresser who earns € 300 per week.

The court heard that Bryan was in­volved in vol­un­tary work, and he wanted the spray paint for a project on which he was work­ing. Judge Hugh O’Don­nell said that nor­mally peo­ple pay for those items. Mr Staines said Bryan is work­ing with the pro­ba­tion ser­vice and get­ting on very well with them.

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