Boy charged with mugging
A 17-YEAR-OLD boy has been charged with mugging a woman at a Dart train station last St Patrick's Day.
The boy is accused of robbery of a mobile phone and €40 from a woman, aged 18, at Killiney Dart station, on March 17 last.
Judge Clare Leonard yesterday heard at the Dublin Children's Court that the boy made no reply when charged.
It was alleged the south Dublin teenager had been "drinking in Dun Laoghaire and got the Dart to Killiney to get off and go home".
Garda Robert Keogh said it was alleged that a person with the teenager had asked the woman for a cigarette but she refused. The teenager "struck the injured party" and then stole her phone and purse.
Judge Leonard remanded the boy, who is taking part in a training course, on bail to appear again in March.
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