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Monday 23 July 2018

Thief was 'dared' to steal gift set by his pals

The defendant admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to stealing a Hugo Boss aftershave set worth €47 from Boots in Blanchardstown. Stock picture: Getty
The defendant admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to stealing a Hugo Boss aftershave set worth €47 from Boots in Blanchardstown. Stock picture: Getty

A young man caught stealing an aftershave gift set did it as "a dare", a court has heard.

Evan Whyte (24) was shopping with a group of others when he was bet that he could not steal the set.

He was stopped by secur- ity staff on his way out of the shop.

Judge David McHugh applied the Probation Act and ordered Whyte to donate €200 to Blanchardstown Hospice.

The defendant, of Shan- gan Drive, Ballymun, admitted before Blanch- ardstown District Court to stealing a Hugo Boss aftershave set worth €47 from Boots in Blanchardstown, last November 3.

Foolish

Sgt Maria Callaghan said Whyte tried to leave the premises with an aftershave set and he stopped by security personnel.

The set was recovered in a resalable condition.

Defence solicitor Liam Cadogan said Whyte was "extremely foolish" and had taken the aftershave as a dare.

He was with a group of people who challenged him to take it, added Mr Cadogan.

The court heard Whyte was very sorry for his behaviour and that he had never done anything like this before.

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