Saturday 7 December 2019

Teenager took part in burglary with his mother, court hears

Tom Tuite

A YOUTH accused of ransacking a house during a burglary in north Dublin was allegedly helped by his mother, a court has heard.

The 17-year-old boy appeared at the Dublin Children's Court today charged with a burglary of a house in Malahide, on Monday of this week.

Garda Philip Munds told Judge Ann Ryan that it was alleged the house was forcibly entered and “was ransacked”.

Gda Munds alleged that a witness saw a car carrying three males and driven by a woman leaving the scene. The car was later stopped at a petrol station and the stolen goods were recovered, the court heard.

The teenager, who was then was held for questioning and to have his fingerprints taken, replied “not guilty” when charged later.

The court also heard that his mother is one of the people who is also accused of taking part in the burglary.

Judge Ryan granted bail to the teenager on condition he obeys a 12PM to 7AM curfew at his home. The teenager was also ordered, as a condition of bail to stay out of the Swords, Malahide and Coolock areas in Dublin.

He is to appear again on February 1 next.

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