Monday 22 January 2018

Italian shoplifter stole from same shop twice as he 'liked the salami'

Luigi Caira has been put on a bond to keep the peace
Luigi Caira has been put on a bond to keep the peace

Andrew Phelan

AN ITALIAN man twice stole salami from the same Dublin supermarket, a court heard.

Luigi Caira (64) was caught the second time and identified on CCTV stealing in an earlier incident.

Judge Anthony Halpin put the former chip shop worker on a bond to keep the peace for six months.

Caira, of North Circular Road, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft.

Dublin District Court heard gardai were called to Lidl on Moore Street at 5.15pm on February 2 last year after Caira was stopped by security.

He had passed all the points of payment with the goods.


Gardai were made aware that the defendant had stolen “under €5 worth of grocery products”.

CCTV was viewed for another theft that happened on January 26 and Caira was identified taking €10 worth of items on that date.

He had previous convictions, but none for theft.

In relation to the incidents at Lidl,Caira stole salami on both occasions and was “very apologetic”, solicitor Donal Quigley said.

The accused had worked in a fish and chip shop for a long time but was now without work.

“He likes the salami, I take it,” Judge Halpin said.

Under the peace bond, Caira must be of good behaviour and commit no offences for six months.

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