A YOUNG mother accused of robbing a petrol shop assistant at knifepoint is facing trial.
Shona Mulhall (24) is also alleged to have seriously assaulted a second shop assistant during the incident in Deansgrange.
Mulhall, with an address at Deansgrange Road in Blackrock, appeared before Dun Laoghaire District Court charged with robbery.
The alleged incident took place at the Texaco Service Station, Clonkeen Road, Deansgrange on December 5.
It is alleged that during the course of the robbery, Mulhall produced a knife and forced staff to hand over €490 in cash.
Mulhall is also charged with seriously assaulting a male shop assistant in the same incident, and with producing a knife capable of inflicting serious injury and possession of a knife at Clonkeen Road. The court heard that the charges are too serious for the District Court and the DPP directed trial on indictment in the Circuit Court.
Judge Ann Ryan remanded Mulhall, a single mother with a young daughter, in custody for two weeks for the service of the book of evidence.