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Friday 15 December 2017

Thief stole €360 of goods from Brown Thomas

A THIEF who stole goods from a high-end department store had been battling a problem with benzodiazepine tablets, a court heard.

Glen Holmes (22) "can't explain" his behaviour, his solicitor told Dublin District Court, but he had admitted to the charge at the earliest opportunity. Judge Michael Walsh ordered a probation report and adjourned sentencing to a date next month.

The defendant, with an address at Swan Grove, Ranelagh, admitted to stealing goods valued at €360.

The theft took place at Brown Thomas in Grafton Street last November 19.

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Sgt Niall Gillooly said Holmes was stopped by security staff and the stolen items were re- covered in a resalable condi- tion.

The court heard Holmes has 10 previous convictions, but they date back a number of years.

Holmes' defence solicitor said he is single and lives with his grandmother.

He completed his Leaving Certificate and had hoped to join the army but he developed a problem with benzodiazepine tablets.

The court heard Holmes is currently unemployed and on social welfare and had no explanation for his behaviour.

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