Youth accused of pizza man robbery remanded on continuing bail

A youth who took part in a robbery of a pizza delivery man after he was lured into a west Dublin housing estate has been remanded on continuing bail pending sentence.

The 17-year-old boy and another teenage co-defendant had pleaded guilty at the Dublin Children's Court earlier to robbery of the delivery man, in Ballyfermot, on November 12 last year.

Today Judge Bryan Smyth granted a further adjournment of the teen's sentencing until December for an updated probation report to be furnished and to allow him more time to pay compensation to his victim.

At an earlier stage the boy had been ordered to pay €150 to the delivery man.

Garda Jeffrey Dowling had told the court a phone call ordering a pizza delivery had been made by the teen's co-defendant, who is awaiting a separate sentence hearing.

The delivery man arrived and his car was “surrounded by a group of males.”

The teenage boy threatened the driver who “feared for his life and handed over his property, food and a satellite navigation system.”

The teen admitted his roles in the incident and was co-operative on arrest, the court had heard.

The court had been told that at the time of the incident the boy had not been involved in any day time activities and was “bored, not challenged and not motivated.”

He also had previous dealings with the courts during which he had been given the Probation Act.

The teen's co-accused, also aged 17, has also been ordered to pay €150 in compensation to the victim and is due to appear in court again next week for sentencing.

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