Man hid a stolen beer keg in wheelie bin

A man who scaled the wall of Heineken brewery and stole a keg of beer used a wheelie bin for his getaway with the stolen drink.

Anthony Carmody yesterday received a four-month sentence for the theft.

Insp Mary King yesterday told the court that Garda Martin Butler encountered Carmody pushing a blue wheelie bin on Upper John St, Blackpool, Cork. at 6.30am on Mar 3.

Garda Butler approached Carmody, and when he looked inside the wheelie bin, he saw a 50-litre keg of Coors Light.

“It transpired that the defendant stole the bin from outside a house at Lower John St,” said Insp King.

“He then scaled the wall of Murphy’s brewery and stole a keg of beer.”

Carmody was arrested and interviewed by gardaí and he admitted he had stolen the bin and the keg.

Soliictor Frank Buttimer said Carmody had pleaded guilty at an early stage and he asked Judge Con O’Leary to take that into consideration.

The four-month jail sentence will run concurrently with a sentence for an unrelated offence.


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