No bail for teen charged with robbing 90-year-old woman

No bail for teen charged with robbing 90-year-old woman

A TEENAGE boy charged with possessing jewellery which was allegedly stolen during a burglary at the home of a 90-year-old woman, has been further remanded in custody.

The boy, 15, who made no reply when he was charged, has been refused bail at Dublin Children's. 

Directions from the DPP need to be obtained and the teenager, who was accompanied to court by his lawyer, was further remanded in custody to appear again on May 5.

Gardai had objected to bail due to the seriousness of the case.

The teen, who cannot be named because he is a juvenile, is charged under the Theft and Fraud Act. He is accused of possessing a ladies watch, a half-eternity ring with flat diamond on a gold band and a full gold eternity ring and a four stone diamond ring.

It is alleged the jewellery was found at the boy's home address in south Co. Dublin on April 6.

An outline of the facts has not yet been given to determine whether the case should stay in the Children's Court or be dealt with at a higher level, in the circuit court, which has tougher sentencing powers.

The teenager had been arrested after gardai commenced an investigation into a report of a burglary at the home of an elderly woman in Dun Laoghaire in the early hours of April 6.

No plea has been entered.