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Woman accused over theft spree

A YOUNG woman accused of going on a shoplifting and theft spree has been remanded in custody.

Bridget Connors (20) is alleged to have said, "I have not stole it" and, "What is it?" after she was charged with a number of the offences.

The defendant, of St Louise's Park, Temple Hill in Blackrock, appeared before Dun Laoghaire District Court charged with stealing a purse and €55 in cash from a woman in an internet cafe on George's Street on February 14.

She is also charged with stealing €132 worth of clothing from Penney's.

And she was accused of taking a handbag and €100 from a woman in a hotel on Adelaide Street, both in Dun Laoghaire, on February 2.

Later that same day, it is alleged, Connors used a 1999-Dublin registered vehicle without the consent of the owner and drove that vehicle without insurance or a driving licence.

Connors is also charged with handling a stolen mobile phone charger and a Garmin satnav at Oliver Plunkett Villas on January 31 last. Defence solicitor Ronnie Lynam said Connors, who is unemployed and on social welfare, was not applying for bail at this stage.

Judge Ann Ryan remanded Connors in custody for one week for DPP's directions.