Liffey Valley Vodafone manager allegedly stole 13 smartphones

By Brendan Grehan

A MANAGER in Vodafone’s Liffey Valley store allegedly stole 13 smartphones and sold them to another man.

Richard O’Rourke also allegedly stole another phone when he was working at Vodafone’s store on Grafton Street and sold it to Michael Walsh.

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Judge David McHugh in Blanchardstown Court accepted jurisdiction in both O’Rourke’s and Walsh’s cases.

O’Rourke, aged 34, with an address at Park Dale, Grange Rath, Drogheda, is charged with stealing a Samsung phone from Vodafone Liffey Valley on a date between December 1 and December 31, 2014, with stealing an iPhone 6 worth €800 from Vodafone Liffey Valley on a date between February 23 and April 8, 2015.

He is also charged with stealing an iPhone 6 worth €800 from Vodafone Liffey Valley on a date between April 28 and June 16, 2015, with stealing an iPhone 6 worth €800 from Vodafone Liffey Valley on a date between April 28 and June 16, 2015, and with stealing a Samsung Galaxy S3 worth €400 from Vodafone Grafton Street on a date between June 3, 2014 and April 28, 2015.

O’Rourke is also charged with stealing two iPhone 6s worth €800 each from Vodafone Liffey Valley on April 24, 2015.

He is also charged with stealing a Samsung S5 worth €550 from Vodafone Liffey Valley on a date between July 29, 2014 and April 28, 2015 and with stealing a gold iPhone 5S worth €550 from Vodafone Liffey Valley on a date between September 29, 2014 and April 28, 2015.

Michael Walsh, aged 32, with an address at Larkhill Road, Whitehall, Ballymun, is charged with seven charges of handling stolen iPhone 6s, five charges of handling stolen Samsung S5s, one charge of handling a stolen gold iPhone 5s and one charge of handling a stolen Samsung S4 on dates between June 3, 2014 and June 16, 2015.

Garda Padhraic Broughall told Judge McHugh that it will be alleged that O’Rourke worked as a manager in the Vodafone shop in Liffey Valley and took 13 phones and sold them to Walsh.

He said it will be alleged that O’Rourke worked in the Vodafone shop on Grafton Street and took a phone and sold it to Walsh. Judge McHugh accepted jurisdiction. He remanded O’Rourke and Walsh on continuing bail to a date in November for a plea or a date for hearing.

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