No bail for man accused of trying to smash his way into Blackrock business 

No bail for man accused of trying to smash his way into Blackrock business 

A man accused of trying to smash his way into a café bakery in Blackrock with a crowbar has been remanded in custody until the end of the month.

A man accused of trying to smash his way into a café bakery in Blackrock with a crowbar has been remanded in custody until the end of the month.

Ross Pardy of Ferney Road, Mahon, Cork, is charged with entering Natural Food Bakery at Pier Road, Blackrock, and causing €1,800 worth of damage to the front glass and back door on August 21.

He appeared in Cork District Court by video link from prison.

On the application of Sergeant John Kelleher, Judge Olann Kelleher remanded Pardy in custody until September 30 to allow time for directions to be obtained from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Pardy will appear again by video link from prison on that occasion.

Det. Garda Paul Radley objected to bail being granted to Pardy, 35, after his arrested. He expressed concern that the accused would commit further offences in Cork city if granted bail.

The detective said there was excellent CCTV of the alleged incident on which the accused was identified.

The detective said CCTV showed a man smashing a front door glass window with a crowbar and trying to prise open a back door with the crowbar.

“By his own admission he is a drug addict. He is on heroin for the past 14 years,” Det. Garda Radley said.

Diarmuid Kelleher, solicitor, said the accused was willing to repay the damage arising out of the present case.

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