A 24 year old man who Dundalk district court heard had stolen vodka from a local nightclub was given an opportunity to pay money into the court poor box, in a bid to avoid a conviction.
Richardas Pukinskis with an address at Glenwood, Dundalk was charged with burglary arising out of the incident at Ridley’s, Park Street, Dundalk on the 14th of September last.
The court heard the defendant – and a co-accused who has since left the country, had each taken a bottle of vodka worth €30 and were caught outside the premises where the property was recovered.
The Defence solicitor said his client got involved in something very foolish and explained he had been walking along the street “the door was open and they went in in high spirits” and lifted the bottles of vodka.
The court heard the accused works part time in a local supermarket and is completing an education programme and is anxious not to end up with a conviction.
Judge William Hamill put back the case for a week so the defendant could pay €200 to the court poor box along with €30 compensation.