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Teen found with CDs stolen from city shop

A boy who stole two CDs from a shop in Dublin city-centre, has been remanded on bail pending a probation report.

Garda Robert Riedy of Pearse Street station told Judge Bryan Smyth at the Dublin Children's Court that the 16-year-old was found with the CDs but added that they were not damaged.

Defence solicitor Sarah Molloy said that the boy's mother did not condone her son's action and even though the goods were recovered she contacted HMV to "offer to pay compensation or make a donation to a charity of their choice".

The teenager, who has no prior criminal convictions, pleaded guilty to the theft, which occurred on July 16 last.

Ms Molloy said the boy has been using emergency hostel accommodation for the past three weeks after he was asked to leave his family home because he was abusing alcohol and drugs. He had been "in and out of voluntary care" for the past five years.