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Two go to trial on robbery charges

A YOUNG man has appeared in court charged with robbing over €30,000 from a petrol station.

Ian Carroll (20), of Barry Drive in Finglas, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with robbery and with possession of a firearm with intent to commit robbery.

His co-accused, Ian Trimble (25), is facing charges of handling more than €10,000 in stolen cash.

They are facing trial in the circuit court after the DPP ruled that the matters were too serious for the District Court.

The alleged incident took place at Texaco in Ballycoolin on April 25.

It is alleged that Carroll took a cash box containing €30,780.

Trimble, of Cappagh Avenue in Finglas, is charged with two counts of handling stolen property.

Garda Graham Dillon told the court that Trimble made no reply to the charges after caution while Carroll said: "Sorry to the man that I robbed".

Judge McHugh remanded the men on bail in their own bonds of €100 and ordered them to sign on three times a week at their local garda station.