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Teenager accused of stealing kids' toys worth €1,000

Eimear Cotter

Published 15/10/2015 | 10:45

Aaron Reville is accused of stealing children's toys from Tesco
Aaron Reville is accused of stealing children's toys from Tesco

A Dublin teenager has been accused of stealing more than €1,000 worth of children's toys from a supermarket.

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Aaron Reville (18) was allegedly captured on CCTV cameras as he walked out of the supermarket without paying for the toys.

Judge David McHugh ordered the disclosure of the evidence against Mr Reville.

The judge remanded him on continuing bail to appear before Blanchardstown District Court again on a date in November.

The accused, with an address at Snowdrop Walk in Darndale, appeared before Blanchardstown court charged with stealing a variety of toys valued at €1,026.

The incident allegedly took place at Tesco, Clearwater, in Finglas, on September 23 last.

The court heard that the DPP has directed summary disposal of the matter in the District Court, where the penalties upon conviction are less severe than in the Circuit Court.

Outlining the allegation for jurisdiction purposes, Garda Sergeant Mary Doherty said that the value of the toys allegedly stolen was €1,026.

It is alleged Mr Reville was caught on CCTV cameras taking the toys without paying for them.

Judge McHugh accepted jurisdiction, meaning the matter will remain in the District Court.

Welfare

Defence barrister Ciaran MacLoughlin asked for the disclosure of any statements as well as CCTV of the alleged incident.

Mr MacLoughlin said the accused is not working and is on social welfare.

Judge McHugh assigned Mr Reville a solicitor on free legal aid.

Mr Reville has not yet indicated a plea to the charge and is due to appear before the court again on November 13.

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