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Romanian youth in tears in court accused of robbing 7 phones on Paddy's Day

CourtsBy Tom Tuite
It was alleged the youth was involved in the thefts after he “blended in with the crowd” in Temple Bar
It was alleged the youth was involved in the thefts after he “blended in with the crowd” in Temple Bar

A YOUTH accused of being involved in thefts from St Patrick's Day revellers in the Temple Bar area has been remanded in custody.

The 17-year-old was in tears when he appeared at Dublin Children's Court charged with possessing seven stolen phones which were allegedly stolen late on Monday night and in the early hours of March 17.

It is alleged the youth, who is from Romania and had had the proceedings translated, was caught with the phones at Dame Court.

Garda Amy Kelly objected to bail.

It was alleged the youth was involved in the thefts after he “blended in with the crowd”.

He had also breached bail conditions imposed earlier banning him from the Dublin 2 area.

Judge John O'Connor remanded the boy, who was accompanied to court by his father, in custody to appear again for his bail hearing next Monday.

Four adult males were dealt with separately in the district court on charges connected to the thefts.