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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Shoplifter stole three fillet steaks and vodka

Ryan Thompson stole three Angus fillet steaks priced €33 from Tesco Express (stock picture)
Ryan Thompson stole three Angus fillet steaks priced €33 from Tesco Express (stock picture)

A shoplifter stole fillet steak and vodka from two stores in two weeks.

Ryan Thompson (20) was said to have been homeless last month when he stole the groceries worth €130.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and the hearing against him was adjourned for a pre-sentence probation report.

In the first incident, Thompson, whose address was given in court as Holston Street, Smithfield, stole three Angus fillet steaks priced €33 from Tesco Express, Glasnevin Avenue, Finglas, on April 13.

Grabbed

He put them into a bag and left without paying, Blanchardstown District Court heard.

On April 26, he went to SuperValu on Main Street, Finglas, and grabbed three bottles of vodka worth €97.

Again, he put them into a bag and tried to leave without paying. One bottle was damaged, but the others were recovered in a saleable condition.

Thompson had been homeless for a year, his solicitor Fiona Brennan said.

Judge David McHugh yesterday adjourned the case to a date in July and said it was in Thompson's interests to co-operate with the Probation Service.

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