Teen who robbed pizza deliver man to be sentenced

Teen who robbed pizza deliver man to be sentenced

A DUBLIN youth is to be sentenced in January for his role in the theft of a pizza delivery man's car.

The 17-year-old boy, who is on bail, has pleaded guilty to stealing the car at Belcamp Gardens in north Dublin on March 7 last year. Judge John O'Connor adjourned sentencing the teenager at Dublin Children's Court to allow for an updated probation report to be furnished.

The boy, who was accompanied to court by his father and his barrister, has recently commenced and educational course, the judge heard.

Garda Ciaran Uptown has told the court the car theft happened at 1.35am when gardai became aware that a Toyota Yaris was stolen from a man while he was “delivering pizzas”. It was later abandoned and four males ran from the car however the youth was apprehended.

During an earlier hearing Judge O'Connor had him sent to the cells for contempt of court after the teen became aggressive and launched into verbal abuse.

The teenager had demanded that his case would be finalised saying, “I'm trying to get on with my life.”

However, Judge John O'Connor told him that a probation report needed to be obtained and the case would be adjourned after which the teenager started cursing, “load of shite, load of bollocks”. He then shouted that the judge “is not going to boss me around” but later apologised.