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Shoplifter dad was on medication during theft

A FATHER-of-one shoplifted more than €200 worth of razor blades while under the influence of prescription medication, a court heard.

Michael Connolly (34) was fined €200 at Dublin District Court for the theft from a Co Kildare supermarket.

Connolly, of Greenfort Crescent, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty to theft at Tesco, Naas on July 13 last.

The court heard he went to the shop and took razor blades, a toothbrush and men's shorts with a total value of €232.

On the day of the theft, he was under the influence of prescription drugs, said his solicitor Lorraine Stephens. He is now stable on methadone.

He had been surprised at the value of the goods he took, which "reflected that blades are very costly", Ms Stephens said.