Shoplifter has no idea why he stole perfume
A MAN who had no explanation or reason as to why he stole a bottle of perfume from a department store two days before Christmas has been convicted and fined €100.
Karolis Rudavicius (33) had offered to pay €50 in compensation to the department store, but Judge David McHugh refused to accept it as he was "marking a conviction".
"The significance of marking a conviction should be self-evident," he said.
Rudavicius, of Bramblefield View, Clonee, pleaded guilty at Blanchardstown District Court to the theft of a bottle of Jimmy Choo women's perfume from Debenhams in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre last December 23.
Gda Daire O'Neill gave evidence that Rudavicius entered the store and took the €48 bottle of perfume.
He said Rudavicius then left the store, passing all points of payment, and made no attempt to pay for the item.
He said the bottle of perfume was recovered from Rudavicius, who has nine previous convictions for road traffic offences.
Defence solicitor Una Buckley said her client lives with his mother and sister and works in a Tesco supermarket.
"He has no explanation as to why he stole the perfume," she said.