Saturday 19 October 2019

Men broke into school and stole €880 from Trócaire boxes

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Brion Hoban

Two men have pleaded guilty to breaking into a primary school and stealing €880 from Trócaire boxes.

Martin Lumsden (35), of The Square, Larch Hill, Santry, and John Finn (32), of Cromcastle Close, Kilmore, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to trespass and theft at Gaelscoil Cholmcille in Coolock Lane, Dublin 17, on April 18 last year.

Lumsden also pleaded guilty to robbery and possession of a firearm at Mace, All Saints Park, Raheny, on May 7 last year.

The court heard that Garda Finbarr Fleming saw two men throw a heavy bag over the school's railings, before climbing over themselves.

Lumsden and Finn were arrested and a large amount of coins were discovered in the bag.

Inside the principal's office, Trócaire boxes were found ripped open. The total amount stolen was €880.78, all of which was recovered.

Judge Melanie Greally remanded Lumsden and Finn in custody.

Irish Independent

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