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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Man is accused of stealing four iPhones worth €2,316

Jonathan Chubb is accused of stealing four smartphones
Jonathan Chubb is accused of stealing four smartphones

A man has appeared in court accused of stealing smartphones worth more than €2,000 in an incident in north Dublin.

Jonathan Chubb (37) had his case adjourned at Dublin District Court for the preparation of a book of evidence.

Mr Chubb, from Keeper Road in Drimnagh, is charged with stealing four iPhone 5s.

The theft is alleged to have happened at Birchdale Road in Kinsealy, north Co Dublin, on July 24, 2015.

The phones allegedly stolen have a combined value of €2,316.

The prosecuting garda told Judge Fiona Lydon that he charged the accused before the court sitting.

Mr Chubb made no reply to the charge after caution, the garda said.

He was handed a copy of the charge sheet, the garda added.

Bail

The DPP was directing trial on indictment, which means the case will be sent forward to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court when the book of evidence is ready.

Defence solicitor Christine Hanselmann said the accused was consenting to an adjournment.

The judge set bail in the defendant's own bond of €200, with no cash lodgment required.

The court also heard that gardai were also not seeking any conditions to be placed on the accused's bail.

Judge Lydon remanded Mr Chubb on bail to appear in court again on a date in July, for the service of a book of evidence.

She also granted legal aid following an application by Ms Hanselmann.

There was no garda objection.

The defendant has not yet indicated how he intends to plead to the charge.

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