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Sunday 4 December 2016

Workers threatened in €10 diesel robbery in petrol station, court told

Mr Martin is further charged with robbery at the same time and place. It is alleged he stole €10 worth of diesel and cigarettes. It is also alleged he was in possession of a wheelbrace.
Mr Martin is further charged with robbery at the same time and place. It is alleged he stole €10 worth of diesel and cigarettes. It is also alleged he was in possession of a wheelbrace.

A man is alleged to have threatened two workers during the course of stealing €10 worth of diesel and a packet of cigarettes from a petrol station.

Aidan Martin (46) was allegedly armed with a wheel brace at the time of the robbery.

He is facing trial by judge and jury in the Circuit Court after the DPP ruled the matters were too serious for the District Court.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the case for six weeks for the service of the book of evidence.

Wheelbrace

The accused, with an address at Tolka estate in Finglas, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with making threats to kill or cause serious harm to two individuals.

The threats allegedly took place at Topaz, Kilshane Cross in Finglas on July 27, 2015.

Mr Martin is further charged with robbery at the same time and place. It is alleged he stole €10 worth of diesel and cigarettes. It is also alleged he was in possession of a wheelbrace.

The court heard the DPP has directed trial on indictment in the Circuit Court, where the penalties are potentially more severe.

Mr Martin was remanded on continuing bail to appear before Blanchardstown court again in November.

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