Thief ‘was only going to jacks’
A MAN who stole 20 bottles of spirits worth up to €900 each from Copper Face Jacks nightclub in Dublin, told gardaí it had only been his intention to use the lavatory, but that he spotted an opportunity.
Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard Whelan was seen on CCTV entering the club three times and going behind the counter to steal the bottles of spirit, which were worth between €700 and €900.
Whelan, of Woodhazel Terrace, Ballymun, pleaded guilty to burglary at the nightclub on May 27, last year.
He has 91 previous convictions, of which 43 are for burglaries.