Getaway driver for Cork perfume theft gets 10-month sentence

Getaway driver for Cork perfume theft gets 10-month sentence
Mahon Point Shopping Centre .Pic; Larry Cummins

THE getaway driver for a woman stealing perfume sets has been jailed for ten months.

Anthony Hornibrook of 71 Killala Garden, Knocknaheeny, Cork, pleaded guilty to a number of charges of driving a car without insurance despite the fact that he was disqualified from driving for a period of ten years at the time.

He also admitted his part in a theft at Boots in Mahon Point where he was sitting in a car parked outside when an accomplice went into the pharmacy and stole a number of perfume sets and which she brought out to the waiting car and then returned to steal more.

The total value of the perfume stolen was just short of €500.

That offence was committed last November 26.

Hornibrook, 37, also admitted having €300 worth of heroin in his possession for his own use on June 8 2019 at Great William O’Brien Street on June 8 2019.

Eddie Burke, solicitor, said the accused had been doing well being out of trouble for several years but ended up getting back into difficulties last year. Fortunately he has completed detoxed and gotten clear of heroin and was even off the methadone programme since going into custody in January.

Judge Olann Kelleher imposed a total sentence of ten months on the accused which will run concurrently with 18 months which he was given recently at Cork Circuit Criminal Court. In that case he was sentenced for having €6,800 worth of heroin for sale or supply in January. He was caught with the drugs in his car around the corner from Gurranabraher garda station.

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