CRIME: Man charged with possession of 116 stolen bikes granted bail

Bicycles were allegedly discovered in container at allotments

By Democrat reporter

A man has been granted bail after he was charged over a seizure of a container of 116 stolen bicycles in Dublin in 2019.

Dinas Bimbiras (45), a Lithuanian national living in Cavan, was arrested on Saturday after investigating police officers received directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

He was charged with possessing 116 stolen bicycles and a boat engine, which were allegedly discovered in a container at allotments in Kilmactalway, in south Co Dublin, on December 26th, 2019.

He was also accused of possessing stolen power tools at his home address on August 28th last year. The offences are contrary to the Theft and Fraud Act.

Garda David Dolan told Judge Teresa Kelly Mr Bimbiras “had no reply” when charged with the offences.

The DPP has directed trial on indictment, meaning the case will go forward to the Circuit Court which has tougher sentencing powers. It was also likely that there would be further charges, the garda said. There was no objection to bail.

Defence solicitor Rachel Finn said her client had already surrendered his passport and was agreeable to a condition not to apply for other travel documentation.

Judge Kelly made it a bail term and she also ordered him to notify gardaí of any change of address, not to leave the jurisdiction, to sign on twice a week at his local Garda station and provide his mobile phone number to gardaí and remain contactable at all times.

Mr Bimbiras, who has not yet indicated how he will plead, was told he must appear again at the District Court in September to be served with a book of evidence.

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