THE sentencing of a getaway driver for a robbery at a shop in Cork has been adjourned until February, as he is undergoing intensive drug rehabilitation at Coolmine treatment centre in Dublin.
Dylan McGee, aged 27, of 30 Churchfield Green, Churchfield, had his sentencing at Cork Circuit Criminal Court adjourned until February 8.
McGee previously pleaded guilty to his part in a robbery on June 22, 2019, at Sheila’s shop on St Mary’s Rd, Cork, where €120 in cash was taken.
McGee’s accomplice ran into the shop carrying a wheel brace and demanded cash from the two women behind the counter — one of whom was aged 77. McGee was outside the shop in a getaway car.
Detective Sergeant Kieran O’Sullivan previously said: “At 8pm on that date, a lone male — not McGee — entered Sheila’s Shop with a wheel brace and threatened the two women working behind the counter, who were aged 45 and 77 years. He took €120.
“Gardaí attended the scene, and a large amount of CCTV was examined. A vehicle was identified in the area at the time, and it was registered to Dylan McGee of 30 Churchfield Green. He was arrested and interviewed and he made full admissions to his part in the robbery.”
The detective said the two women behind the counter did not want to make victim impact statements.
McGee had not come to much Garda attention before or after this robbery, and his part in such a serious crime was out of character, the detective said.
Donal O’Sullivan, defence barrister, said the accused had been abusing heroin at the time, but was now in Coolmine.