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Two men sent for trial on €660k raid charges

TWO men accused of falsely imprisoning a post office worker, his partner and their 10-week-old baby daughter more than two years ago have been sent forward for trial.

Jonathan Gill (32) and Mark McCarthy (29) are also accused of stealing more than €660,000 in cash from An Post.

In relation to the allegation, gardai previously claimed that Gill was linked to the crime when he bought milk for the starving baby as she was being held hostage with her mother.

The pair are facing trial by judge and jury in the Circuit Court where the penalties are potentially more severe after the DPP ruled the matters were too serious for the District Court.


Gill, with an address at Malahide Road, Dublin 17 and McCarthy, of Elm Dale Crescent in Ballyfermot, appeared before Cloverhill District Court charged with falsely imprisoning post office worker Warren Nawn, his partner Jean Marie Matthews, and their 10-week-old baby daughter in Drogheda between August 1 and 2, 2011.

They are also charged with stealing €661,125 in cash from An Post, West Street, Drogheda, on August 2, 2011.

State solicitor Ronan O'Brien said the book of evidence was ready and had been served on the accused, who go forward to the next sittings of Dundalk Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge Victor Blake gave the men the alibi caution, warning them they had 14 days to provide to the State details of anyone they proposed calling as a witness in their defence.