Man stole parcel containing two sets of work boots from a doorstep in Dungannon

Dungannon Courthouse
Dungannon Courthouse

A Dungannon man who stole two sets of work boots has been fined £200.

Paulo Alves, 61, from Mournebeg Drive, admitted taking a parcel containing the boots from the doorstep of a Dungannon address on the afternoon of January 19.

Police reported that they had been given his address by a witness and when they attended his home, Alves initially denied the theft.

However, he soon admitted the offence and drew the constables’ attention to the stolen items which were returned to their owner.

His solicitor told the court that his client’s actions were “opportunistic” and “resulted from a split-second decision”.

He said that the offence was of the lower end of the scale, stating that his client had been candid under police interview.

District Judge John Meehan handed down a fine of £200 for the offence and imposed a court offender’s levy of £15