Eoin said that his son had spent half his wages from working in Dunnes Stores over the Christmas period on the expensive jacket.
He said: “He earned his money and got paid about €1,200 for his wages. He treated himself and came home at Christmas with a fancy bag and took a Canada Goose jacket out. He paid about €600 for the jacket.”
He said that gardaí were doing all that they could to help, but added that his son is pretty shaken after the incident.
“He got a fright. He got a shock. His whole six weeks of slaving away was gone in broad daylight.
“The guards came down and were helpful. My wife reported it. The guards said there could be CCTV at one of the [corner] shops.”