Tuesday 17 September 2019

Teenage boy (14) accused of string of violent robberies in Dublin city centre

Dublin Children's Court
Dublin Children's Court

Tom Tuite

GARDAI have been given more time to get directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for the case of a 14-year-old boy accused of a string of violent robberies in Dublin city-centre.

The boy, who cannot be named because he is a minor, was charged with carrying out four robberies on November 15 last in the south-side of the city.

One man allegedly suffered serious injuries.

Judge John O’Connor adjourned the case at the Dublin Children’s Court until the end of January for the DPP’s directions to be obtained.

He was remanded on continuing bail.

He is facing four counts of robbery under Section 14 of the Theft and Fraud Act.

It is alleged he robbed one man of a wallet containing €30 at Temple Bar Square.

He is accused of taking a €200 phone as well as a wallet containing a German bank card and €30 from man during another alleged mugging at St Stephen’s Green.

He faces a charge for robbing another man of a €600 phone as well as a wallet containing €100 along with credit and debit cards.

The teen was also accused of a robbery on Grafton Street in which €370 was allegedly taken.

The south Dublin boy, who was accompanied to his hearing by his mother and his solicitor, not yet indicated how he intended to plead.

His bail terms state he must reside at his current address, not drink alcohol or take drugs and have no contact with another male. He also has to abide by a 9pm – 6am curfew.

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