Thief broke into same Limerick shop twice

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

A TEENAGER who broke into a city centre shop twice on the same night was sentenced to a total of three months in prison when he appeared before Limerick District Court.

A TEENAGER who broke into a city centre shop twice on the same night was sentenced to a total of three months in prison when he appeared before Limerick District Court.

Sam Cribben, 18, who has an address at Horbiton Hill, Raheen forced open the security shutters at Gleeson’s Spar, Catherine Street shortly after 10pm on April 10 last.

He also forced open the automatic doors at the shop, which was closed at the time, to gain entry.

Once inside the store, he stole two bottles of Coke, worth €2.98 and alcohol worth €42.98.

Insp Seamus Nolan, Henry Street, said the defendant then fled the scene but that he returned to the store less than an hour later.

This time he jumped the counter and stole a carton of cigarettes worth €85.

“He was identified from cctv footage at the store and he made full admissions to gardai following his arrest,” said Insp Nolan who added that none of the stolen property was recovered.

Judge Tom O’Donnell described the incident as a “pretty brazen escapade” and he imposed a three month prison sentence.