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Monday 5 December 2016

Man could not explain why he stole a toaster

Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores

A MAN who stole a toaster from a shop was under the influence of alcohol and had no reason to take it, a court heard.

Remigijus Kvedaris (35) had the case against him adjourned for the preparation of a pre-sentence probation report.

Kvedaris, of Echlin Street, Dublin 8, pleaded guilty to stealing a toaster at Dunnes Stores, North Earl Street, on February 22, 2015.

Dublin District Court heard he went to the shop at 6.40pm, selected the toaster and left without paying.

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He was then caught by security and the property was recovered. Kvedaris had 21 previous convictions for offences, including theft.

"He doesn't recall stealing the toaster, he had no reason to steal it," defence solicitor Stephen O'Mahony said.

"Perhaps it was for the purpose of selling it on and making some money."

Kvedaris could not recall the incident himself, Mr O'Mahony said.

The defendant was from Lithuania and was not long in the country.

Judge Anthony Halpin said that it was appropriate to adjourn the case for the preparation of a probation report.

The defendant was remanded on continuing bail to a date next month.

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