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Teen on €5k OAP theft charge

A TEEN has been accused of stealing €5,200 from a Dublin pensioner who was allegedly tricked into believing his attic was flooded.

The 17-year-old had originally been charged with stealing €4,200 but Detective Garda Jason Miley told Judge Ann Ryan at the Dublin Children's Court yesterday that the figure was to be amended and increased by €1,000. It is alleged the teen, who cannot be named and a 24-year-old man, stole from an infirm 79-year-old widower at his home on Ballyfermot Parade, in west Dublin on October 8 last.

Judge Ryan remanded the boy on continuing bail for a hearing to determine his trial venue. He has not yet entered a plea and his case will continue next week.