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Women accused of s4k theft spree

TWO Bulgarian women have been remanded in custody after being charged with stealing more than €4,500 worth of goods in a series of thefts in Dublin.

Veska Georgieva (24) and Mariyana Petrova (22) were arrested and brought to court on multiple counts of theft, as well as criminal damage and deception.

The pair, of no fixed address, were remanded in custody for a week at Dublin District Court after they made no bail applications.

They are charged with stealing €220 and a wallet with a bank card, driving licence and health insurance card at the AIB ATM on Sandymount Road on February 27.

They are also accused of deception and stealing four rings worth €900 at Tommy Moore Jewellers, Camden Street, on February 27, and attempted theft at Ryan's Jewellers, Westbury Mall, on the same date.

Damage

A further charge is that they stole €450 worth of children's clothing at Brown Thomas, Grafton Street, on March 5.

They are charged with stealing and causing criminal damage to a jacket and children's clothing worth €240, again at Brown Thomas, on March 6.

It is alleged they returned to the same shop on March 13 and stole €1,740 worth of clothing, and again on March 14, stealing €1,037 worth of designer sunglasses.

Garda Cathal Feely, of Pearse Street Station, told Dublin District Court he arrested Georgieva at Brown Thomas, Grafton Street, at 1.36pm on March 14.

She made no reply to eight of the charges, but to the ninth, she said: "I am really sorry for what I did. I have young kids".

Georgieva wept as the proceedings were translated to her by a Bulgarian interpreter.

Both cases were adjourned to March 22.

aphelan@herald.ie


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