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Failed raider who fell through roof gets more time to pay up

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Sean Murray. Photo: Doug O'Connor

Sean Murray. Photo: Doug O'Connor

Sean Murray. Photo: Doug O'Connor

A MAN who caused extensive damage to the roof of a Dublin convenience store when he fell through it has been given more time to pay for the destruction he caused.

Sean Murray (23) and an accomplice left the shop with a €3,600 repair bill.

Murray was previously ordered to pay €2,000 for his share of the damage.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter until February to allow Murray time to save up the remainder of the cash.

The defendant, of Charlestown Park in Finglas, had admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to criminal damage at Eurospar in Meakstown on September 22 last.

ALARM

Garda Sgt Maria Callaghan said that gardai were called to the shop shortly before 5am after an alarm call saw two men climbing from the roof. Sgt Callaghan added that Murray had admitted breaking into the shop through the roof and revealed that the second man had not yet been caught.

Defence solicitor Fiona Brennan said that Murray had never been in trouble in his life before and was deeply ashamed by his behaviour.

Ms Brennan added that her client took full responsibility for his actions and had since apologised to gardai.

The solicitor claimed that Murray had personal difficulties at the time of the offence and had been using alcohol and tablets.

She said that he had saved up €1,500 in compensation and had brought the money with him to court.

Judge McHugh said he would give Murray more time to come up with the rest.

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