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Saturday 15 December 2018

Robbery charge teen is 'out of control'

Judge O’Connor said the teen was vulnerable but also “effectively out of control”. (Stock image)
Judge O’Connor said the teen was vulnerable but also “effectively out of control”. (Stock image)

An "out of control" 15-year-old boy arrested over a vicious 5.30am robbery has been remanded in custody for one week.

Judge John O'Connor deferred ruling until Friday on whether bail pending trial would be granted.

The boy was charged with robbery of a man in his 30s at Harcourt Street in the early hours of Monday. His phone, worth €700, and €50 was taken.

Tracked

Objecting to bail, Detective Garda Niall O'Reilly told the Dublin Children's Court yesterday that the boy was captured on CCTV cameras and was "tracked".

Det Gda O'Reilly said he viewed footage of the boy, who was with three other males, allegedly holding the victim.

The teen could be seen putting his hands in the man's pockets and removing items, he said.

The man was again struck and knocked to the ground, banging his head.

The teen made no reply when he was arrested on Thursday, the court heard.

Judge O'Connor said the teen was vulnerable but also "effectively out of control" and not in a position to stay at home.

At this stage he was not satisfied the teen, who has not yet indicated a plea, would comply with bail.

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