Athy man arrested for spate of robberies in local town this week

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Athy man arrested for spate of robberies in local town this week
17:24 Wednesday 11th of January 2017

A Co Kildare man has been refused bail following charges of several robberies in Athy over the past few days.

The 25- year-old Athy man is charged with a series of robberies between Monday and yesterday, around the town.

Between Monday and yesterday, the accused is charged with a break in at Mansfield Grove, Athy. It is understood that the accused stole a iphone 5s, a iphone 4s, a 32 inch flat screen television worth €500 and a strong box valued at €200.

The accused is charged with charged with breaking windows in  two houses at Rheben Manor, Athy, and breaking into a house at Earlscourt, Athy, where it is understood that he stole an Acer laptop.

Also the accused is understood to have stolen a 2003 registered car at Earlscourt, Athy.

Garda Séan Manning objected to the accused getting bail as he believed that he would not turn up for trial.

Defence Barrister Dan Nolan told the court how the accused has a drug addiction and is making efforts to rehabilitate.  The court heard how there  is the possibility of a bed being provided for him at Cuan Dara.

The accused offered to move out of Athy and live at his father's address in The Curragh.

Judge Desmond Zaidan refused the application for bail.

In court the accused, whose girlfriend is expecting their second child, outlined he has been battling drug addiction since the age of 16.

He has been ordered to remain in custody and appear at Naas District Court on January 18, for DPP direction.

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