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Sunday 19 August 2018

Suspect in €10k theft 'wearing lady's belly top'

A DUBLIN man has appeared in court accused of struggling with a woman in her own kitchen and with stealing €10,000 worth of jewellery from an empty house.

Glen Creed (30) allegedly confronted the woman in front of her sons, before struggling with her and running away.

He was allegedly wearing a lady's belly top and an orange running top which had been taken off a clothes line when he was arrested by gardai.

In his evidence, Mr Creed claimed he was in Donabate to visit his niece.

Judge Dermot Dempsey refused bail and remanded Mr Creed in custody until Friday.

The accused, with an address at Bawnlea Close in Tallaght, appeared before Swords District Court charged with two counts of burglary and trespass.

The incidents all allegedly took place within two hours at Somerton, The Links and Beaverton Lawns, all in Donabate, on September 27 last.

Garda Jennifer Keegan objected to bail, citing the seriousness of the charges.

Gda Keegan said it will be alleged that Mr Creed stole €10,000 worth of jewellery from an unoccupied house in Donabate. She said the jewellery has not been recovered.

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Gda Keegan said it will also be alleged that a short while later, Mr Creed confronted a woman in her kitchen and struggled with her in front of her two sons.

Gda Keegan claimed Mr Creed was pursued by the woman's teenage son, who later identified him to gardai.

The garda further alleged that when she stopped Mr Creed near Donabate Train Station he was wearing a lady's belly top and an orange running top, which had been taken from a washing line.

Gda Keegan also alleged Mr Creed was covered in blood, sweating and had cuts all over his face and hands.

Defence lawyer Patrick Jackson said Mr Creed, a father of one, was willing to abide by any bail conditions, including a curfew and sign on condition.

In his evidence, Mr Creed denied committing the burglaries, claiming he was in Donabate to visit his niece.

Judge Dempsey refused bail and remanded Mr Creed, who is unemployed, in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court on Friday.

The judge also ordered Mr Creed receive medical attention while in custody.

Defence solicitor Michael Hennessy was assigned on free legal aid.

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