Friday 23 February 2018

Man granted bail on valuable camera theft charge

Natasha Reid

A 27-YEAR-OLD Dublin man accused of stealing thousands of euro worth of camera equipment from a freelance photographer has been granted bail.

Mark Eribo of Dame Court, in Ballymun was before Cloverhill District Court yesterday (Wednesday) charged with the theft of the equipment from a restaurant on Dublin’s Grafton Street.

Sergeant Brendan Stynes told the court that it was alleged that Eribo entered McDonald’s on Grafton Street around 4pm on May 1, 2012 and stole around €9,700 worth of camera equipment, which was in a rucksack.

The sergeant said that none of the equipment was recovered and that Eribo was charged with the offence on August 28 this year.

Judge Gráinne Malone said that the equipment allegedly stolen appeared to be a person’s livelihood and refused jurisdiction.

Eribo then applied for bail, to which Sgt Stynes objected due to what he described as a bench warrant history.

Eribo’s solicitor, Kelly Breen, said the accused was hoping to get a place in a drug treatment centre, having begun using drugs at 13.

Judge Malone fixed bail at €100 along with an independent surety of €2,500, provided he sign on daily at a garda station and stay out of Dublin 2.

She then remanded him in custody with consent to that bail until Steptember 18th, when he’s expected to indicate a plea

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