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Teen burglar case delayed

SENTENCING of a youth who took part in a house burglary during which €4,650 worth of cash and jewellery was stolen, has been adjourned for a community service report.

The 17-year-old had entered a guilty plea earlier at the Children's Court to a charge of burglary on August 31 last year, at Allen Park Road, in Stillorgan, in south Dublin.

In June the court had then heard that the teenager could be assessed by the Probation and Welfare Service to determine whether he is suitable for a community penalty.

Yesterday Judge Clare Leonard heard that further time was needed for the boy's probation officer to prepare a report. She adjourned the case for three weeks.