Burglar failed to get clean away ... with 90 boxes of shampoo
A DUBLIN man and an accomplice were disturbed by gardai as they tried to steal 90 boxes of shampoo and hair products, worth over €4,200, from a business premises, a court heard.
Carl Boylan (31) had a box cutter knife and a black balaclava when he was caught by gardai in the rear yard.
Judge John O'Neill fined Boylan €200 and sentenced him to four months in prison suspended for one year.
The defendant, of Buttercup Park in Darndale, admitted before Swords District Court to trespass, theft and possession of articles for use in a theft.
The incident took place at Global Logistics, North Dublin Corporate Park in Swords just after 10.30pm on November 28 last year.
Garda Conor Tumbleton said Boylan and an accomplice were caught in the rear yard of the business premises. Boylan was searched, and found with a box cutter knife, a pair of gloves and a black balaclava.
He also was found in possession of 98 boxes containing shampoo and other hair products, worth over €4,250.
Garda Tumbleton said the goods were recovered in a saleable condition, and no damage was caused to the premises. The court heard Boylan had nine previous convictions.
Defence solicitor Michael Finucane said Boylan lived with his partner and their two young children. He is unemployed and on social welfare, and regretted getting involved in this incident of petty crime.