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Monday 18 December 2017

Accused faces trial over knife robbery

A DUBLIN man accused of producing a carving knife in a supermarket and demanding cash from a sales assistant is facing trial on the charges.

Keith Kelly (35) is alleged to have robbed the male assistant of nearly €1,000 in the incident in Clondalkin earlier this year.

When he was charged with the offences, unemployed Kelly is alleged to have replied: "Find the right man and stop stinging a junkie with it."

A judge remanded Kelly on bail and adjourned the matter for four weeks for the preparation of the book of evidence.

Kelly, of Neilstown Park in Clondalkin appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with robbery and possession of a large carving knife.

The alleged incident took place at Spar supermarket, Woodford Shopping Centre, Dutch village, Clondalkin, on March 5 last.

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