Man admits stealing money from Lurgan hardware store

Man admits stealing money from Lurgan hardware store

The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

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A 39-year-old man, who pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary (non-dwelling), has been handed a four month custodial sentence.

The case of Seamus McDonagh, of the Sullivan Building, Belfast, was heard at Craigavon Courthouse on Friday, September 3.

The court heard that on August 16, 2018, the defendant – accompanied by another male - entered a hardware store in Lurgan and stole around £260 from a wallet and left the premises before being stopped by officers on the Tamnamore Road in Dungannon.

A defence solicitor informed the court that McDonagh had a previous heroin addiction but that his offending was ‘no excuse’. It was further explained that he has made attempts to turn his life around and is involved with a local church in Belfast.

District Judge Bernie Kelly stated that McDonagh had already “spent a considerable time in remand” for the charge and imposed a four month custodial sentence for the offence.

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