Man stole seven milk trolleys worth €560 from two supermarkets
A YOUNG man drove into two supermarket car parks and stole deliveries of milk, a court heard.
Anthony Greene (26) loaded up his van with seven steel milk trolleys, valued at €560, in the two incidents in Dublin.
Judge Michael Walsh ordered him to pay compensation to the victims and adjourned sentencing at Dublin District Court.
Greene, of Elmdale Park, Ballyfermot, pleaded guilty to two counts of stealing milk trolleys at Tesco in Crumlin and SuperValu on Walkinstown Road.
The court heard the first incident happened on May 1 last.
Greene drove his van into the rear car park of Tesco in Crumlin Shopping Centre, where three milk trollies had been delivered by Glanbia.
He took them without paying, gardai investigated the theft and Greene was later arrested, a garda sergeant told Judge Walsh.
"On arrest, he also admitted taking four milk trollies from SuperValu on Walkinstown Road," the sergeant said.
The court heard Greene had previous convictions but these were mostly for motoring offences.
Defence solicitor Edward Bradbury asked the judge to adjourn the case for eight weeks "to see if can he get compensation together for the loss that was sustained by the injured parties".
The judge agreed to adjourn the case to a date in late November. The defendant was remanded on continuing bail.
The charges against Greene are both under Section 4 of the Theft and Fraud Offences Act.
The DPP had consented to the case being dealt with at district court level.