Tuesday, March 23, 2021

A man accused of robbing a Castlebar shop at knifepoint has been remanded in custody.

Serjeg Suster (39) of 26 Castlegrove West, Castlebar appeared before today’s sitting of Ballina District Court charged with robbery at Your Stop Shop, Davitt Terrace, Castlebar on Sunday evening last, March 21.

He’s accused of stealing €2,000 worth of hand-rolling tobacco from the store while threatening the female shop assistant with a knife.

Gda Ruth Gibbons gave evidence of arresting Suster at 18 Meadow Park, Castlebar yesterday (Monday) and charging him last night.

The court heard the defendant, a Czechoslovakian native who has been living in Ireland since 2017, is addicted to cocaine. Solicitor John Gordon applied for bail to allow his client to enter rehab but gardaí objected to the application.

Judge Fiona Lydon refused bail and remanded Suster in custody to appear before Harristown District Court on Friday next, March 26.

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