Lidl break-in

Bray People - - NEWS -

TWO young men who broke into Lidl and smashed €200 worth of vodka bot­tles can­not re­mem­ber the in­ci­dent.

Eoin Green (23), Don­adeen Ter­race, Dun Laoghaire, and Daniel O’Sul­li­van ( 19), Bal­lyo­gan Road, Car­rick­mines, both ap­peared in Bray Dis­trict Court last Thurs­day where they ad­mit­ted bur­glary.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred at Lidl in Bray on Mon­day, April 21, 2014. The younger of the two, O’Sul­li­van, was 16 at the time.

The en­trance was forced and the glass bro­ken in two doors. Gar­daí found glass bot­tles bro­ken around the store, and the de­fen­dants’ fin­ger­prints.

The court heard that the dam­age to the doors cost € 873.95.

Bar­ris­ter Eibh­lin Ní Raghal­laigh said that Green, who couldn’t re­call the in­ci­dent, has done a num­ber of cour­ses. She said that he apol­o­gises to the court, the gar­daí and in­jured par­ties and is ad­dress­ing sub­stance mis­use is­sues.

Ms Ní Raghal­laigh asked the judge to take into con­sid­er­a­tion the fact that O’Sul­li­van was a ju­ve­nile at the time .

Judge David Kennedy noted that both de­fen­dants had a num­ber of pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions, in­clud­ing ob­struc­tion, tres­pass and as­sault in O’Sul­li­van’s case, and theft, vi­o­lent be­hav­iour and pub­lic or­der in Green’s case.

He sen­tenced O’Sul­li­van to eight months de­ten­tion, and Green to 10 months in prison.

‘The fact that they can’t re­mem­ber the in­ci­dent says more that they were just out of their heads,’ said Judge Kennedy. ‘It’s no ex­cuse for their be­hav­iour.

‘By their smiles I don’t think they re­ally mind. They’re stand­ing there smil­ing. I don’t think they’re par­tic­u­larly both­ered with ei­ther the sen­tence or what I have to say.’

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