Tuesday 23 January 2018

Accused fake garda stole phone and car, court told

A YOUNG man accused of impersonating a garda and stealing a wallet and mobile phone from two foreign nationals on a Dublin street has been remanded on continuing bail for the service of the book of evidence.

Richard Dekker (24) is also accused of breaking into a house, stealing the keys to a car and then making off in the vehicle.

It is further alleged that he stole a 32in flat-screen TV, a mobile phone and kitchen knife during the burglary.

The alleged incidents all took place on the same evening, February 8 last.

The accused, of Whitestown Avenue in Blanchardstown, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with burglary and stealing a Toyota Avensis. The alleged incident took place at a house at The Mayne, Clonee, on February 8 last.

He is also charged with impersonating a garda, contrary to Section 60 of the Garda Siochana Act, 2005, on Blakestown Way and to two counts of theft on Blakestown Way on February 8. It is alleged the accused stole a mobile phone worth €100 and a wallet containing a Bulgarian driving licence and €70 cash from two foreign nationals.

The court previously heard the DPP has directed trial on indictment in relation to the charges.

The court heard the book of evidence was not yet ready, and the State requested a further two weeks.

Judge Brian Sheridan adjourned all matters for two weeks.


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