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Shop raid charge teen fails in bid to cut curfew

A 16-YEAR-OLD Dublin boy allegedly took part in an attempted shop heist where an off-duty garda had an imitation gun pointed at his head, a court heard.

The boy is one of two people charged in connection with an incident at a shop on Mountpleasant Avenue in Ranelagh on May 22 last.

An adult co-accused is facing separate proceedings, and yesterday Dublin Children’s Court ordered the teenager, who cannot be named because he is a minor, to appear again in three weeks.

The 16-year-old is accused of attempted robbery and is not alleged to have been the person carrying the replica gun.


Judge John O’Connor warned him he could be remanded in custody if he broke bail conditions.

Directions from the DPP are required, and while on bail the teenager has to obey a curfew at his home from 6pm

He and an adult co-defendant were originally charged at 
Dublin District Court last 

The teen had been granted bail subject to him abiding by several conditions.

Yesterday, at the city’s juvenile court, Det Gda Richard Hampson cited the seriousness of the incident in an objection to a request from the defence to reduce the curfew hours.

The curfew was not reduced and the teen said he understood he would go into custody if he broke the court’s order.