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Teen in custody after being charged over spate of phone snatchings

Teen in custody after being charged over spate of phone snatchings

A YOUTH has been remanded in custody after he was charged over a spate of phone snatches in Dublin city-centre.

The 17-year-old boy made no application for bail when he appeared before Judge John O’Connor at the Dublin Children’s Court on Tuesday. Judge O’Connor agreed to defence solicitor John Quinn’s request for his client to get medical treatment in custody in light of a drug addiction problem.

He is charged with theft of smart-phones at on May 8 last at Capel Street, at Wolfe Tone Park on May 11, and November 12 last at Cathedral Street.

He also had another charge for possessing a stolen bike on Middle Abbey Street on Monday. After being charged with that offence at Store Street station he replied he said that he would like see the Garda who arrested him “after work some time”. 

It also alleged he stole two sunglasses worth €800 from Brown Thomas, on another date.

The youth, who cannot be named because he was a juvenile, was accompanied to court by his parents. He did not address the court and has not yet indicated how he will plead.