Thief ‘was only go­ing to jacks’

Irish Daily Mail - - Dermot Ahern -

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.

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