Ireland's dumbest criminal of the week
A thick criminal was sentenced today after his fingerprints were found on a chocolate bar.
Paul Campbell of Olney Crescent Terenure pleaded guilty to robbing over €300 in Londis on Bridge Street, Dublin in February, 2008.
Campbell who has previous convictions for drug-dealing offences and unlawful possession of firearms was given an eight year suspended sentence with the last three years suspended and backdated to 2010.
He robbed the shop in 2008 with an imitation firearm demanding that he get cash from the shop assistant and pressing the imitation firearm into the terrified woman’s chest.
When he couldn’t get the till open he picked up a Kinder Bueno to scan it and open the till with the dim-witted crook forgetting little known fact that police can use fingerprints to identify you.
Detective Garda Griffin said Campbell had been heavily addicted to cocaine but that he had made a huge improvement while in prison.
Luigi Rea, defending, said his client apologised for his actions and that he didn't plan to terrorise the woman in the shop.
Crime dosen't pay, especially when you do something that stupid.