“Those people in Heatons are your neighbours. It’s not nice to steal from your neighbours,” said Judge Kevin P Kilrane prior to giving Michael Stokes, 9 Rosebank, Carrick-on-Shannon the benefit of the Probation Act at last week’s sitting of Carrick-on-Shannon District Court.
Mr Stokes was put on his election and opted for matters to be heard in the District Court and entered a plea of guilty. The court heard from Superintendent Kevin English that Gardai received a call to go to Heatons, Carrick-on-Shannon on February 9, 2017 after security stopped the defendant who had attempted to make off with two watches worth €15 each.
The court heard the watches were returned in sellable condition and that the defendant was co-operative.
Defending solicitor Niamh McGovern said, “He went into Heatons and took the watches for drink. The watches were in a sellable condition when returned.”
Judge Kilrane ruled as outlined.