Monday, January 19, 2009

Lithuanians jailed for car hijack

Two Lithuanian men have been jailed for four years for hijacking a car from a fellow national in Skerries.

Garda Audrey Garvey told prosecution counsel, Mr Shane Costelloe BL, that the car owner met the group after they contacted him about viewing his vehicle which was advertised for sale in a Lithuanian newspaper.

Gda Garvey said Kadzevicius arranged to go on a test drive with the seller but pulled the vehicle over some time later and rang someone on his mobile phone.

She said Dockevicius and Bardauskas then pulled up in second car, jumped out and pointed a sawn-off shotgun at the seller before threatening him, stealing his wallet, mobile phone and watch, and taking the car.

Judge Patrick McCartan told the three that they had "forfeited their right to hospitality" in Ireland.

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