Tuesday 19 June 2018

Pair 'fled supermarket with €400 worth of booze in trolley'

A member of staff in Aldi was pushed to the ground
A member of staff in Aldi was pushed to the ground
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Gardaí arrested two men after they allegedly stole €400 worth of beer from an Aldi supermarket, and pushed a staff member to the ground as they escaped through the store's emergency doors.

The men are also suspects in three other festive-themed thefts of alcohol and sweets in the immediate area.

At about 7.25pm on Wednesday, two men entered the supermarket at Trim, Co Meath, and filled their trolleys with almost €400 worth of slabs of beer.

They then burst through the emergency doors, pushing a female shop assistant to the ground after she tried to stop their getaway.

Gardaí confirmed that the two men fled the scene in a silver Nissan Almera, and they received the number plate details from witnesses.

Officers in the area on Operation Thor duty responded to the call and arrested the duo for theft at 8.45pm. The two men are currently detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Gardaí said the two men were also suspects for three other recent supermarket thefts in the area.

Irish Independent

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