Burglar was jailed for twelve months after he broke into a restaurant to get booze from the bar.

  • Samuel Mulligan escaped from Las Iguanas, Cardiff, and drank alcohol
  • The supervisor took him into custody after he was discovered by his staff face-down on the sofa.
  • Mulligan, who was asleep at the time police arrived on his property, has been taken into custody for one year.
  • He had gone on a major theft spree in the area in the previous weeks, according to police 

Pictured: burglar Samuel Mulligan broke into Las Iguanas in Cardiff but staff found him sleeping in the morning. Mulligan has been jailed for 12 months

Pictured: Burglar Samuel Mulligan entered Las Iguanas, Cardiff. Staff found Mulligan asleep in the early morning. Mulligan was sentenced to 12 months in prison

The burglar, who stole alcohol from a bar and broke into the restaurant, was jailed for twelve months.

Samuel Mulligan, a staff member from Cardiff was located in Las Iguanas on December 7. He and his team were there to help open the restaurant.

On Wednesday, Laurence Jones, the Newport Crown Court Prosecutor stated that the supervisor had opened the restaurant around 8 a.m. Her observation was that the restaurant had two tills open, and the defendant was lying on a couch.

Mulligan was locked in by his supervisor, and he was lying on the sofa when officers arrived. The bar had provided him with a variety of spirits.

Jones said that CCTV had shown him entering the restaurant at 3:15 AM, going behind the bar and removing the tills, before going to bed in the establishment. Through a fire door, he had access to the restaurant.

He was wearing a cap and jacket, gloves, and torch. He was taken into police custody for burglary. The defendant said that he would not mind.

Mulligan was taken into custody and interviewed from his cell, where he was still feeling tired. In his sleep, Mulligan confessed that he’d been shoplifting at John Lewis Cardiff for the past few weeks.

He had stolen £80 worth of Tommy Hilfiger shirts from the store on November 26, then a £90 Tommy Hilfiger hoodie the next day, a £280 Calvin Klein coat on December 3, and a £200 North Face coat on December 4.

Mulligan had been drinking alcohol from the restaurant (pictured) and the supervisor locked Mulligan inside and the 31-year-old was still passed out on the settee when police arrived

Mulligan was consuming alcohol at the restaurant. The supervisor locked Mulligan in and Mulligan, 31, lay still on the sofa when officers arrived.

Mulligan was just released after an eight week stint in jail for shoplifting. His record includes 60 shoplifting offenses and three shoplifting convictions.

Mulligan from Cardiff pleaded guilty in an earlier hearing to one count each of burglary, and three counts of theft.

Peter Wormald was an aggravating party and stated that John Lewis just happened to be in the closest big store near his residence. None of these offenses required any level of sophistication.

Mulligan was described as a’repeat story’, with Mulligan being jailed and then released. Mulligan, though he had been at the Huggard Centre for the night, was actually ‘drifting around during the day’ using drugs.

He told Mr Wormald that although he admitted to moving the Las Iguanas tills in the intent of breaking them open with the intent to do so, he wasn’t doing this and the damage was minimal.

“He wants to stop the cycle. In 2016, he was involved in a serious road accident that left him with a fractured jaw and permanently disfigured facial features. He is now very nervous around others.

Mulligan was jailed for 12 months at Newport Crown Court (pictured) and must pay £156

Mulligan was jailed for 12 months at Newport Crown Court (pictured) and must pay £156

Judge Richard Williams handed down a 12 month sentence to Mulligan. However, he said:

“I agree that you were in a stupor and did not resist staff or officers.”

“You’re a recidivist who has a track record of violating court orders.” The likelihood that you will reoffend is high, and the prospects for rehabilitation are low.

Mulligan must pay a £156 victim services surcharge.