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Saturday 29 November 2014

Woman accused of €1,000 shop raids

A DUBLIN woman accused of three robberies in a week has been sent forward for trial.

ANDREA Taylor (31) allegedly stole more than €1,000 from three shop assistants during the robberies in south Dublin.

She is facing trial by judge and jury in the circuit court.

The accused, of Carriglea Walk in Firhouse, appeared before Tallaght District Court charged with three counts of robbery.

The alleged incidents took place at Valley Newsagents in Tallaght on September 15; at Ron's Newsagents, Aylesbury Shopping Centre in Tallaght on September 21; and at Spar, Grove Road in Knocklyon on September 22.

In total, it is alleged that Taylor robbed €1,050.

Judge John Coughlan gave the woman the alibi caution, warning her she had 14 days to provide details of anyone she proposed calling as a witness in her defence.

The court heard that Taylor is unemployed and on social welfare. Defence solicitor Michael Hennessy and one junior and one senior counsel were assigned on free legal aid.

As part of her bail conditions, Taylor must sign on at her local garda station and obey a curfew between 10pm and 7am.

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