Eight-month suspended sentence for man who carried out a series of thefts

A MAN who carried out a series of thefts and other offences across Clondalkin and Lucan received an eight-month suspended sentence in Blanchardstown District Court.

Sergeant Geraldine McManigan told Judge David McHugh that at 4.30am on August 21, the gardai responded to a call that there were two males in the building site at St Edmunds Grove in Lucan where houses were being built.

blanchardstown courthouse

Blanchardstown District Court 

She said Thomas Lakes and another man were found on the building site and were addressed.

Sgt McManigan added that at 5.35am on September 6 last, the gardai received a call to go to an address at Liffey Row in Lucan where a man had been interfering with a car.

When the gardai arrived at the scene, they searched the area and found Lakes.

Sgt McManigan said that at 6.30pm on September 9 last, Lakes entered Lidl on the Fonthill Road and selected five bottles of spirits worth €121.95 and attempted to leave without paying for them.

He was stopped by security and the property was recovered.

Sgt McManigan said that on September 4 last, Lakes entered Elverys in the Fonthill Retail Centre and stole clothing worth €44.

Lakes was apprehended by the security and the property was recovered.

Sgt McManigan added that on September 14 last, Lakes went into Dunnes Stores in the Mill Centre in Clondalkin and took eight fillet steaks worth €79.92.

She said Lakes had 13 previous convictions, 10 for theft and three for possession of drugs.

Lakes, aged 41, with an address at Oscars, Stapleton Road, Carlow, pleaded guilty to trespassing at St Edmonds Grove, Lucan, on August 21, 2018.

He also pleaded guilty to stealing clothing worth €44 from Elverys, Fonthill Retail Centre, Clondalkin, on September 4, 2018.

He also pleaded guilty to getting into a stationary vehicle at an address at Liffey Row, Lucan, on September 6, 2018.

Lakes also pleaded guilty to stealing five bottles of spirits worth €121.95 from Lidl, Fonthill Road, Clondalkin, on September 9, 2018, and to stealing eight fillet steaks worth €79.92 from Dunnes Stores, Mill Centre, Clondalkin, on September 14, 2018.

Lakes’ solicitor Simon Fleming told Judge McHugh that his client had pleaded to a number of matters a few weeks ago and had received a suspended sentence.

Judge McHugh sentenced Lakes to eight months jail, suspended for two years, for stealing the spirits.

The remaining charges were taken into consideration.

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