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Two pals accused of €400 chemist's shop robbery

TWO friends have appeared in court charged with robbing a pharmacy and have been remanded in custody with consent to cash bail.

Anthony Heapes (31) and Luke Curry (23) have been ordered to stay away from the shopping centre where the alleged robbery took place.

The pair have also been ordered to stay away from each other for the duration of the trial.

Judge Anthony Halpin remanded them in custody for one week with consent to cash bail of €2,000.

Heapes, of Cloonmore Lawns, in Tallaght, and Curry, of Shancastle Avenue, in Clondalkin, appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with robbery. The alleged incident took place at the Jobstown Pharmacy, Kiltalown Way, in Tallaght, on February 12.

It is alleged the pair stole €400 from a shop assistant.

Garda James Ward said Curry was charged at Tallaght Garda Station shortly after 7pm on February 13.


He was handed a true copy of the charge sheet and in reply after caution he said "I robbed no pharmacy."

Garda Brian O'Connor said Heapes was also charged with the offence on February. He made no reply to the charge after caution.

The court heard gardai had no objections to cash bail. As part of their bail conditions, the pair must sign on daily at their local garda station, obey a curfew and stay away from each other.

Curry has also been ordered to stay out of Tallaght, except for the Sundale estate, while Heapes must stay away from the Kiltalown Shopping Centre.

Defence solicitor Michael Hennessy said the men are not able to take up their bail at this stage. They are unemployed and on social welfare. Judge Halpin adjourned the matter for one week to Cloverhill District Court.