Friday 22 November 2019

Man accused of attempting to rob post office with fake gun

Eugene Byrne of Lohunda Down, Clonsilla.
Eugene Byrne of Lohunda Down, Clonsilla.
Andrew Phelan

Andrew Phelan

A young man accused of attempting to rob a Dublin post office while carrying an imitation firearm has been sent for trial.

Eugene Byrne (21) had a Book of Evidence served on him at Blanchardstown District Court.

Mr Byrne, with an address at Lohunda Downs, Clonsilla, is charged with attempting to rob the post mistress at Clonsilla Post Office, Weaver's Row on December 16 last year.

He is also charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit a robbery in the same incident.

State Solicitor Domhnall Forde said the DPP had directed trial on indictment and a Book of Evidence was ready to be served.

Judge Denis McLoughlin gave the accused the formal alibi caution.

He then returned Mr Byrne to the present sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on February 6.

The accused was remanded on bail on existing terms and legal aid was assigned to solicitor Valerie Buckley.

Mr Byrne is further charged with three counts of dangerous driving at Kilcock Village, Co Kildare, and again on the M6 Motorway in Co Offaly. The offences are alleged to have happened on the same date, December 16, 2013.

They were adjourned to be added to the indictment.

(The Herald)

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