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Two men charged over theft of night safe

TWO men have appeared in court charged in connection with a robbery in Tallaght on Tuesday night.

Wayne O'Connor (27) and Sean Roddy (28) are alleged to have robbed a scanner, worth €1,000, and a night safe containing cheques and post.

It is alleged that the robbery took place as the victim was placing the items in a bank night safe.

O'Connor, of Swiftbrook Drive, and Roddy, of Dromcarra Avenue, both in Tallaght, are charged with robbery at Main Street, Tallaght, on July 16.

O'Connor is further charged with handling stolen property in the same incident.

It is alleged that the victim was about to lodge a quantity of documents and cheques at a bank night safe when he was approached by two men, who forced him to hand over the document bag and fled.

Gardai carried out a search of the area and the bag and its contents were recovered.


Garda Rossa Smith said O'Connor was charged at 9.30pm on Wednesday evening. He made no reply to the charges after caution.

In relation to Roddy, Garda Avril Doyle said he was charged at 11.15pm on Wednesday. He did not reply to the charge after caution.

The court heard gardai had no objection to bail, subject to a number of conditions.

Judge Anthony Halpin remanded O'Connor on bail in his own bond of €500, with a cash lodgement of €1,000.

As part of his bail, he must surrender his passport and sign on daily at Tallaght Garda Station.

He must not associate with his co-accused or interfere with any witnesses in the case.

Judge Halpin remanded Roddy on bail in his own bond of €300. He must also sign on daily at Tallaght Garda Station and keep away from O'Connor.

The judge remanded the men on bail to a date in September for DPP's directions on the charges.