Five arrested - one man charged - in relation to theft of smart phones
Gardai have arrested three boys and two men in relation to the thefts of smart phones in Dublin in December.
The smart phones were robbed from teenage boys in the city centre.
As part of a planned operation, gardai conducted a number of searches in the Fairview, Finglas and Rathcoole areas of Dublin.
During the searches three juvenile males and two men in their late teens were arrested.
All five were detained for questioning under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Pearse Street and Irishtown Garda Stations.
One man has since been released without charge and one man has been charged in relation to the robberies and released on bail to appear at a future date.
The three juveniles have been charged in relation to these robberies and are scheduled to appear in the Childrens Court, Smithfield, Dublin tomorrow morning.