Man was robbed after leaving a Cork casino

A man was followed from a casino and robbed on a side street in Cork city of €105 in cash.

Detective Garda Brian Maher described what happened after the victim left the Tudor Casino on Marlboro Street.

“He was followed from the casino and attacked on Sober Lane,” the detective said.

One of the two culprits involved in the robbery was identified as Ryan Sweeney.

Det. Garda Maher accepted at Cork Circuit Criminal Court that Sweeney played a lesser part and that his accomplice – not before the court – was the main aggressor.

26-year-old Sweeney confessed to robbing the injured party man of €105 in cash at Sober Lane in Cork in January last year.

Ryan Sweeney of 56 Larchfield, Commons Road, Fairhill, Cork, was arraigned at Cork Circuit Criminal Court where he pleaded guilty to the robbery charge.

John Devlin, defence barrister, said the accused had no previous convictions of any kind and cooperated fully with the probation service.

Mr Devlin suggested it was somewhat extraordinary that the accused got involved in a crime like this without ever being in trouble of any kind before.

Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin imposed a suspended 18-month sentence on Sweeney.

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