Tuesday 11 December 2018

Two men who allegedly stole €400 worth of beer from Aldi also suspects in Celebrations and Roses robbery

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Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Gardaí arrested two men after they allegedly robbed €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 over the past 24 hours.

At approximately 7.25pm last night, two men entered the supermarket in Trim, Co Meath and proceeded to fill their trolleys with almost €400 worth of slabs of beer.

They then burst through the emergency doors, pushing a female shop assistant who attempted to stop them to the ground.

Gardaí confirmed to Independent.ie 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 now currently detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Gardaí said they are confident that the two men are also suspects for three other supermarket thefts in the area.

They are investigating a theft of alcohol from a Lidl store in Navan, a theft of Celebrations and Roses sweets from an Aldi in Ashbourne and a theft of 70 containers of sweets from an Aldi in Santry.

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