Four men from Lithuania were before Ballina District Court on Tuesday where they denied the theft of a total of 16 lobsters from a lobster pot in Rathlacken Pier, Carramore-Lacken, on May 23 2013.
The men are: Giedruis Bucas, 1 The Square, Balla; Tomas Lecetas, 1 The Square, Balla; Dainius Grayauskus, with an address in Lithuania (on holiday in Ireland ); and Dainius Senuta, 25 Springdale, Claremorris.
Superintendent Joe Doherty said that it was alleged that 16 lobsters, worth €10 each, were stolen from a lobster pot. The owner of the pot disturbed the men in the process of taking them.
Judge Mary Devins adjourned the case to June 26 and certified for a Lithuanian interpreter.