Thieves steal farmer's jeep after trip to top nightclub
Car thieves headed to a top Northern Ireland nightclub in a 92-year-old victim's stolen vehicle, the High Court heard on Monday.
The raiders also took a farmer's 4X4 during the same crime spree on the north Antrim coast, prosecutors said.
Details emerged as bail was granted to one of two men accused of carrying out last week's thefts.
Maurice Ayres, 22, of Lodge Road in Coleraine, is banned from entering parts of the Causeway area as part of his release conditions.
He faces charges of burglary, aggravated vehicle taking, and taking a motor vehicle without authority.
Crown lawyer Conor Maguire said a Peugeot 307 was stolen from outside the home of a 92-year-old man in Coleraine in the early hours of April 18.
"That car was driven around to Kelly's Nightclub in Portrush," the barrister said.
Amid sightings of the vehicle being driven suspiciously it was abandoned a short time later.