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Mugger posed for photo with his victims

A YOUNG man who carried out robberies and burglaries while on bail was identified by gardai after posing for a photograph with one of his victims.

Timmy McDonagh (20) stole an iPhone and cash off two young men whom he befriended on Killiney beach.

He told the pair to empty their pockets and threatened to "kick the s*** out of them".

After he left, the victims showed gardai a picture he had taken of McDonagh.

Garda Bernard Dunne told John Quirke, prosecuting, that he recognised McDonagh, who was on bail for other robberies, from the photograph.

McDonagh of Maple Avenue, Ballybrack, South Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to robbery at Assumpta Park, south Dublin on June 11, 2012 and at Killiney on July 7, 2012.

He also admitted a burglary at a house in Ballybrack on June 13, 2012. McDonagh carried out the burglary of an elderly woman's house near his own family home. He walked off with the woman's TV set but it slipped and smashed.

McDonagh was on bail at the time, having being charged with carrying out seven robberies all in one day. He was convicted of those offences on July 19, 2012 and sentenced to four years by Judge Martin Nolan.

Judge Nolan yesterday imposed a sentence of three years consecutive to his current jail term, but suspended the last 20 months.

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