Suspected shoplifter allegedly bit and punched security guard in Cork

Suspected shoplifter allegedly bit and punched security guard in Cork

A STORE security man was bitten on the hand and his colleague was punched in the face by a man who was apprehended for suspected shoplifting, it was alleged in a case at Cork District Court today.

Details of the allegations made by the prosecution against 23-year-old Vincent Connors, 23, of 2 Meelagh Drive, Mahon, Cork, were outlined by Sergeant Gearóid Davis today.

Judge Olann Kelleher required to hear details of the allegations against the young man in order to decide if he would be accepting jurisdiction to deal with the case at district court level.

The Director of Public Prosecutions had indicated that the case could proceed summarily, subject to the Judge Kelleher accepting jurisdiction to hear the case.

It was alleged by Sgt. Davis that the accused went to Boots pharmacy in Mahon Point on October 18 2019 and was later stopped by members of security.

“It is alleged that he pushed one of the security men a number of times and punched him the face and ran off. The security man sustained a cut lip and teeth became loose.

“The second security man was bitten on the hand which broke the skin,” Sgt. Davis said.

Judge Kelleher said he would deal with the case at Cork District Court.

The counts include theft of perfume at Boots on October 18 2019 at Mahon Point shopping centre and assault causing harm to both security men.

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