'150 hours' for mobile phone thief
A 19-YEAR- OLD MAN who stole mobile phones from a 3G shop, has opted to do 150 hours community service work instead of serving eight months detention.
Adam Pitman 35 King Street pleaded guilty at Wexford District Court to burglary at 3G in South Main Street on July 2, 2010.
Inspector Pat Mcdonald said €1,620 worth of mobile phones were stolen from the shop. All the property was recovered.
The defendant had a previous conviction for robbery.
Ed King, solicitor said his client had a history of a drug misuse and attended the Cornmarket Project.
He pleaded guilty on the first occasion he appeared in court.
Commenting that it was a substantial amount of property, Judge Gerard Haughton said he would impose eight months detention with an alternative of 150 hurs community service.
'He will do the community service,' said Mr. King after consulting with the defendant.
The case was adjourned to May 21 for a community service report.