A 17-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty to stealing 25 tablet computers during a brazen burglary at Reads bookshop on Nassau Street in Dublin.
The boy faces two counts of burglary and one charge for attempted theft and has been remanded on bail by the Dublin Children's Court.
In an outline of the allegations, Garda Cathal Feely told Judge John O'Connor that it was alleged that on July 6 last and the following day the boy, who is from Romania, entered the book shop with three other people and went into a storage room while one person kept watch.
“Twenty-five tablet computers valued at €219 each, total value of €5,475, were removed from the storage room,” he had said adding that none of them have been recovered.
It was alleged that on July 8 last the teenager returned, took 20 tablet computers from the storage room and placed them on the shop floor. However, it was alleged that he was unable to get them out of the shop.
The teenager, who was accompanied to court by his father, was pleading not guilty, his solicitor Niamh O'Regan told the judge.
CCTV evidence is expected to be used in the attempt to prosecute the boy will face trial on October 24 next.