Street robber teen spared jail
A YOUTH has been spared custodial sentences for taking part in two street robberies in Dublin city centre.
Dublin Children's Court heard on September 4, 2010, the boy, then aged 16, approached a man from behind on South Frederick Street and "took a pack of cigarettes from his back pocket". The victim was then surrounded by a number of men who threatened him and "threw glass bottles on him".
On April 17 last, the then 17-year-old, was involved in another robbery at Suffolk Street. The court also heard the youth, now aged 18, stole a price scanner worth €1,200 from a shop in Whitehall, in north Dublin, on October 28 last. He was sentenced to 12 months supervised probation.