Saturday 16 December 2017

Teenager to face trial on €3,300 theft charge

Blanchardstown District Court
Blanchardstown District Court

A TEENAGER has been sent for trial accused of stealing more than €3,300 in cash from 10 different people at a west Dublin bank.

Patrick Byrne (18) had a book of evidence served on him at Blanchardstown District Court.

Mr Byrne is charged with 10 counts of theft of cash belonging to 10 different people.

The offences are alleged to have happened at Permanent TSB, Liffey Valley, on dates between December 5, 2013 and February 6, 2014.

The individual amounts range from €300 and €450; six of the alleged victims are men and four are women.


The total alleged to have been stolen is €3,389.

Judge David McHugh gave the defendant formal notice that he must provide any alibi details to the prosecution within 14 days.

He assigned free legal aid and sent the defendant forward for trial to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, on a date in October.

Mr Byrne, of Neilstown Avenue, Clondalkin, was remanded on bail on existing conditions.

The judge also made an order for copies of the defendant's garda interview to be disclosed by the prosecution.

The charges are all under Section 4 of the Theft and Fraud Offences Act.

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