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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C
Sam Boal via Some of the damage done to the Hugo Boss store last month.
# Charged
Man remanded in custody over alleged theft from Hugo Boss store on Grafton Street
The man is accused of causing €51,000 worth of criminal damage to the retailer’s door and windows and the theft of property valued at €31,204.

LAST UPDATE | Feb 7th 2023, 3:35 PM

A 44-YEAR-OLD man has been remanded in custody charged in connection with a ram raid at the Hugo Boss store on Dublin’s Grafton Street.

The designer goods shop was extensively damaged at about 4.30am on 18 January, and several items were taken.

Gardai arrested Lee Conlon of Meath Place, Dublin and charged him at Pearse Street station ahead of his appearance before Judge Paula Murphy at Dublin District Court today.

He is accused of causing €51,000 worth of criminal damage to the retailer’s door and windows and a burglary charge involving the theft of property valued at €31,204.

Garda Aine Hogan told the judge that Conlon made “no reply” to the charges.

The accused, dressed in a navy and yellow jacket, dark blue trousers and runners, did not address the court and is yet to indicate a plea.

His solicitor Philip Hannon said there was no application for bail.

The judge remanded the accused in custody to appear via video link at Cloverhill District Court on 14 February, pending directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

His solicitor furnished the court with a statement of means, and the judge held Conlon was a suitable candidate to receive legal aid.

She also agreed to direct medical attention for him in custody.

Extensive damage was caused to the front of the property during the course of the incident.