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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Man took woman's wallet on dance floor

Roet blocked himself from view behind another man while he opened the bag and took the wallet. Stock Picture
Roet blocked himself from view behind another man while he opened the bag and took the wallet. Stock Picture

A butcher who snatched a woman's wallet from her handbag on a dance floor at a Dublin bar had mixed alcohol with medication, a court heard.

Liam Roet (22) made a "poor decision" when he stole from the woman.

Judge Bryan Smyth said he would leave him without a criminal record if he brought €450 in compensation to court. The judge adjourned the case

Roet, from O'Connell Gardens, Bath Avenue, Dublin 4, pleaded guilty to theft at Flannery's, Camden Street, on April 30, 2016. Dublin District Court heard the accused entered the premises at 2am and walked onto the dance floor, where a woman was dancing with her handbag on her shoulder.

Roet blocked himself from view behind another man while he opened the bag and took the wallet. When he was searched, the wallet and contents were found on him. Roet had no previous convictions.

He mixed alcohol with medication he was taking for seizures and made an "extremely poor decision." He was embarrassed by what he had done.

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