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Thursday 22 August 2019

Man spared jail over role in knifepoint pizza robbery

Daniel Duffy outside court
Daniel Duffy outside court

A man has avoided prison for taking part in a "nasty" attempted robbery of a pizza delivery man while high on Ecstasy.

Daniel Duffy (21) and Stephen Dargle (19), both of Annamoe Terrace, Cabra, Dublin, both pleaded guilty to attempted robbery at Drumalee Grove, off the North Circular Road, Dublin, on October 10, 2017.

A garda told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court that when the delivery man went to the address Dargle came up to him and told him: "Give me that delivery or I'm going to stab you."

Chased

The victim ran away but Dargle chased him and pulled a knife out. The man screamed and knocked on the door of a flat.

Dargle came at him again and the man tried again to get away but Duffy blocked his path. Some neighbours came out and shouted at Dargle.

Both men were identified when gardai spoke to a woman whose phone they had used to order the pizza. They told gardai they were high on Ecstasy.

Judge Melanie Greally noted that Duffy had brought €500 to court and ordered this to be given to the victim. She suspended a sentence of three and a half years.

She adjourned Dargle's sentencing to October 18.

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