Tuesday 16 January 2018

Gardai found wet burglar in rubbish bin

A BURGLAR who escaped arrest by swimming across a canal was later found wearing his wet clothes and hiding in a bin, a court has heard.

Gardai chased Keith Kenny (35) out of a Maxol garage and he jumped into the Grand Canal and over a fence in Dublin's Dolphin House flats.

They later discovered Kenny hiding in a bin in a rubbish chute. Garda Gary Kilan told John Fitzgerald BL, prosecuting, that Kenny was wet and was still holding the screwdriver he had been spotted with in the garage.

Kenny, of Dolphins Barn, Dublin, pleaded guilty to trespass and criminal damage, and received a two-and-a-half-year jail sentence.

Irish Independent

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