Wednesday 22 November 2017

Two charged over €9,000 stolen from elderly couple

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Andrew Phelan

Two men have been charged after an elderly couple were targeted by thieves who stole €9,000 they had just withdrawn.

Paul Fay (30) and Kastriot Boza (44) appeared in court charged with burglary.

A court heard the money was stolen after two men showed up in a car outside the north Dublin home of the couple, who are in their 80s.

Mr Fay and Mr Boza, who both denied the charges when they were put to them, were refused bail following Garda objections.

Judge Anthony Halpin remanded them in custody until next Wednesday.

Mr Fay, from Scribblestown Close, Ratoath Road, Finglas, and Mr Boza, of no fixed address, are charged with burglary at Coolatree Road, Beaumont, on June 28 last.

Dublin District Court heard both accused were arrested at the Coachman's Inn on the Old Airport Road at 12.45pm yesterday and brought to Clontarf garda station.

Mr Fay's reply to the charge was: "I didn't enter anyone's house," while Mr Boza replied "did not commit any crime".

According to gardaí, a witness saw a vehicle at the alleged victims' home. It was alleged there were two men in the vehicle and Mr Fay was the driver.

Irish Independent

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