Trial for alleged shop robber
A DUBLIN man accused of robbing another man in a video store is facing trial on the charge.
Anthony Dillon (32) allegedly stole €330 in cash.
The accused, with an address at South Circular Road, Dublin 8, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with robbery.
The offence allegedly took place at Xtravision, Seamus Ennis Road, Finglas, on July 5, 2012.
Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter to September for the service of the book of evidence.
Thief wanted to impress mother
A SECRETARY who stole fillet steak from a supermarket wanted to impress her mother who was coming to dinner, a court heard.
Emer Roche (41) was short of money, started drinking and then made the foolish mistake of taking the meat.
The defendant, of Castlecurragh Heath, Mulhuddart, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to stealing fillet steaks worth €20 from Marks and Spencer in Blanchardstown last May 21.
Judge David McHugh imposed a three-month suspended sentence.
Suspect burglar is facing trial
A MAN accused of breaking into a house armed with a knife is facing trial on the charge.
John Mongan (27) appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with aggravated burglary at Curragh Hall Gate, Tyrrelstown, on April 28 last year.
It is alleged that Mr Mongan, with an address at St Philomena's Park, Ballycoolin, broke into a house armed with a gold and wooden folding knife.
He is also charged with the possession of a large kitchen knife and with stealing a video recorder graphics card on the same date and location.
He is further charged with burglary at a house at Curragh Hall Gate last April 27.
Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter to September for the book of evidence.