NewsCourts

Teenage girl who allegedly smashed man over head with bottle during Dublin robbery spree bailed

CourtsBy Tom Tuite
The 17-year-old teen is accused of taking part in three violent gang muggings in a single day
The 17-year-old teen is accused of taking part in three violent gang muggings in a single day

A TEENAGE girl, who allegedly smashed a bottle over a man's head during a spate of Dublin city-centre street robberies, has been readmitted to bail.

The 17-year-old from Dublin, who cannot be named because she is a juvenile, is accused of taking part in three violent gang muggings in a single day, and a fourth which allegedly happened about two months later.

Bail had been revoked but was granted again after she made a fresh application to the High Court to get released pending trial.

The teenager appeared again at the Dublin Children's Court yesterday/today (thur) and was remanded by Judge Alan Mitchell to appear again on February 15th next.

A book of evidence has to be prepared.

Earlier, it was held the case should go forward to the Circuit Court which has tougher sentencing powers.

It is alleged that during robberies on June 23rd she stole a wallet containing €40, two bank cards and a immigration identity card from a foreign male at Westmoreland Street; a Sony mobile phone worth €250 and a Nokia phone to the value of €60, and a bag with a passport and €35 in cash from a man at South King Street, and an iPhone 6 worth €850 and €50 cash from a third male at the same location.

The court heard that one man had a bottle smashed over his head by the girl and another male, who had been a bystander, was also attacked and robbed when he tried to help.

She is also accused of taking part in violent disorder with three others on the same date.

The girl has an additional charge for robbery of a person of their handbag containing cash and a phone with a total value of €870 on August 27th at Merrion Square North.