A 50 year old man stole five €50 ladies coats from Dunnes Stores in Ard Easmuinn was followed by members of the public, and escaped on a bike with three of the coats.
The defence solicitor told the court that Lenny Gorman with an address at Church Street, Dundalk, was drunk on the day of the offence - December sixth 2018, but has been attending Turas and is trying to deal with that addiction.
After being told the defendant has been sober for a number of months and €150 was in court to cover the loss, Judge Eirinn McKiernan marked the facts proven and dismissed the case.
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