Man charged over robbery of two elderly men in Clontarf
A 25-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court charged with a robbery at a house in Clontarf in Dublin during which two elderly men were injured.
The incident occurred at about 12.30pm on Wednesday when a pensioner in his seventies had his car stolen. He and another elderly man, also in his late seventies, were assaulted and taken to the Mater hospital for treatment but were since been released.
Investigating gardai including armed officers from the Emergency Response Unit located the car and searched a house at Dolmen Court, Ballymun, in north Dublin, where the 25-year-old man was arrested.
He was detained at Clontarf Garda station under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 and later charged before facing court today.
Sean Keenan, who has given an address as Dolmen, was brought before Judge John King at Dublin District Court.
He has been charged with two counts of assault causing harm to the two pensioners and robbery of a silver Mercedes.
Garda Jason Reilly of Clontarf station told Judge John King that Mr Keenan "made no reply" when the charges were put to him. Directions from the DPP have to be obtained. A bail hearing is to take place later today.