Eight Charged After Digger Raids On Supermarkets During Blizzard

  • Eight Charged After Digger Raids On Supermarkets During Blizzard

Eight Charged After Digger Raids On Supermarkets During Blizzard

Gerard Buggle, 38, from Mac Uilliam Lane Tallaght, was charged with theft and the charge sheet claiming he stole four packs of LED lights, a candle holder and insoles for runners to the value of €70.

All five were granted bail.

Also charged in relation to the incident were John Doyle, 37, from Russell Park in Tallaght and Mohammed Snew, 25, from Milner's Square in Santry.

Three men were charged in connection with the alleged offences at Centra.

The men, aged between 20 and 47, were charged in connection with looting incident on Lidl and Centra stores in Tallaght, south Dublin on Friday night.

The men - who are between the ages of 24 to 47 - appeared before the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning.

A ninth man, in his 30s, has been arrested for handling stolen property.

Lidl's roof was allegedly torn off by a digger in Dublin.

More people on social media uploaded details that followed, including what looked like the safe from that Lidl store, in the middle of suburban road, and that same stolen machinery equipment being used to attempt to open it.

Gardaí said the damage was substantial.

Police in Dublin said on Friday they had made several arrests after an attack on a supermarket hours after the city was hit with its worst snowstorm in decades.

A Garda statement said: "Following reports of burglary and theft of vehicles, Garda units deployed in the Tallaght district and nine arrests were made to date".

One of the patrols also intercepted a separate incident at a Centra store in Jobstown, near the Blessington Road. "An incident room has been established".

"I fully anticipate that the gardai will pursue the perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law".

"The type of outrageous behaviour we witnessed tonight has no place in our community".

"Finally, I want to extend my honest appreciation to the emergency services, who have been doing an excellent job in extenuating circumstances".

He had a second charge of theft from the Lidl store.

Lidl confirmed a serious incident had taken place, and said no staff members were injured as the store was closed.