Teenage girl in court over four muggings
A teenage girl accused of taking part in four street muggings over a two-day period in Dublin city centre has been remanded in custody.
The 17-year-old from Dublin, who cannot be named because she is a juvenile, faces four counts of robbery in connection with incidents on June 23 and the following day. It is alleged that on the first date she stole: a wallet containing €40, two bank cards and a immigration identity card from a foreign man at Westmoreland Street; a Sony mobile phone worth €250 and a Nokia phone to the value of €60, and a bag with a passport and €35 in cash from a man at South King Street in the city-centre; and an iPhone 6 worth €850 and €50 cash from another man at the same location.
The remaining charge is for robbing a man of a phone worth €250 at St Stephen's Green West on June 24.
Gardai had successfully objected to bail, and defence solicitor Kelly Breen also told Judge James Faughnan at Dublin Children's Court that "the difficulty is an address". The girl has given an address at a city centre hostel and was accompanied to court by her mother who has not stood bail.