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Teen remanded over robbery of 90-year-old woman

Dublin Children's Court
Dublin Children's Court

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 last month, has been refused bail at Dublin Children's Court.

The court heard he has family problems and none of his relatives attended the hearing.

He was accompanied to the proceedings by his lawyer and a social worker. A solicitor for the Child and Family Agency also attended the case.

Judge John O'Connor heard a file has been sent to the DPP whose directions were now awaited. This will help determine whether the case should be dealt with in the juvenile court or go forward to the circuit court which has tougher sentencing powers.

The teenager was further remanded in custody to appear again on May 29.

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 last.

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.