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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 6°C
fishy business

Slippery bandit: Man stands accused of stealing €2,000 worth of seafood

The 40-year-old man from Tallaght was also accused of stealing €6,000 worth of boat engines.

DUBLIN’S DISTRICT COURT sitting in the CCJ building yesterday heard accusations against a man for stealing €2,000 worth of crab and lobster.

Mark Davis, of Knockmore Avenue in Tallaght, also stood accused of stealing €6,000 worth of outboard motor engines.

The court heard from Garda Orla Cooper that the thefts took place at Bullock harbour in Dalkey and that Davis was arrested at Poolbeg after a chase along the Liffey River.

The court heard how Davis had made text message enquiries about the sale of the engines. Attempts had also been made to sell marine equipment through and  

The accused currently is in receipt of disability benefit of €180 a week.

To carry out the alleged thefts Davis had been using a motor boat he bought last year for €1,700. When asked by Judge Halpin how he had acquired the money to buy the vessel he responded that he had saved it up.

Judge Halpin laid out a bond of €1,000 of which €300 was to be paid in cash. In addition to this an independent surety was also required to be paid. There were a number of additional bail conditions including a curfew and Davis having to sign on twice daily.

He has also been ordered to stay out of the Dublin Bay area.

He is set for a bail hearing in the court next Wednesday at 10.30am.

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