'Stupidest' robber gets seven years for botched gold raid
A ROBBER who "ranks amongst the all-time stupidest criminals to come before the courts" has been jailed for a botched armed robbery where the raiders had to be rescued by the fire brigade.

Gary Byrne (30) left the scene of the robbery -- a gold storage business -- with keys to the safe, locking the shutters behind him.

His two accomplices Ian Jordan (33) and Aidan Murphy (32) were trapped inside with two staff members who had been bound and gagged during the raid.
Judge Donagh McDonagh described it as "one of the most farcical cases in recent criminal history in Dublin".
more at Independent.ie link above, with picture of culprit