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No jail for pizza men robber

A man who was caught after he used his own mobile phone to order pizzas and rob the deliverymen has avoided jail after a judge suspended a three-year jail term.

Michael Kilroy (18) was one of four teenagers armed with a knife and a replica gun that lured the deliverymen to false addresses and then robbed them of pizza and cash.

The group carried out two separate robberies and a third attempted robbery in a 24- hour period.

Kilroy of Cambridge Park, Ringsend pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to robbery of a phone, cash and a pizza at Cambridge Avenue, Ringsend on November 24, 2010. He also pleaded guilty to robbery at St Patrick's Villa, Ringsend and attempted robbery at Greenman Avenue, Ringsend, both on November 25, 2010.

Stolen clothes case dismissed

TWO young women who were accused of possession of clothes allegedly stolen from an outlet fashion store have had the cases against them dismissed.

Joline Dardis, of North Strand, and Martina Dardis, of Patrick Heeney House, Summerhill, were both cleared of handling stolen property after gardai found 31 items of clothing that they believed to have been stolen when the defendants' car was searched.

Judge Grainne Malone dismissed the charges there was insufficient evidence after the manager of a shop who had said the property belonged to her store was not in court.

Man on trial for mugging charge

A DUBLIN man accused of stealing a woman's mobile phone after a row on a bus has been sent forward for trial.

Duane Brady (33) is alleged to have seriously assaulted the woman on two occasions on May 14 last.

The defendant, with addresses at Summerhill and Clonliffe Road in Drumcondra, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court facing charges of robbery and serious assault on May 14 last year.

He is facing trial in the Circuit Court.