Six charged with conspiring to steal €1m remanded

SIX men charged with conspiring to steal almost €1 million from a cash-in-transit vehicle last Friday were remanded in custody yesterday.

Two of them, brothers Alan and Wayne Bradley, applied for free legal aid at Cloverhill District Court, but were told they had to provide a statement of means to the court next Thursday.

The Bradleys, represented by solicitor Declan Fahy, have not yet proceeded with an application for bail.

Three other co-accused, Eamon Dunne, Joseph Warren and Jeffrey Morrow applied for bail yesterday, but were refused by Judge Ann Watkin.

Judge Watkin requested the media to leave the court yesterday while Garda objections under section 2 of the Bail Act were being given. Evidence given under this section cannot be reported for fear of prejudicing the trial.

Dunne, aged 31, of Ratoath Road, Finglas, Morrow, aged 25, of Hazelcroft Road, Finglas and Warren aged 25, of Belclare Crescent, Ballymun were remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court on November 22. A sixth man, Michael Ryan, also appeared before the court yesterday. He was refused bail at Kilmainham District Court last Monday.

Declan Fahy, also representing Ryan, said his client’s case was in for directions. He consented to a two-week adjournment sought by gardaí.

Ryan, aged 34, from Carton Drive Poppintree, Ballymun, was remanded to appear before Cloverhill court on November 22. Alan Bradley, aged 33, from Cappagh Road, Finglas, and Wayne Bradley, aged 28, of Ratoath Road, Finglas, will appear back at Cloverhill court on November 15.

All six men are facing the same charge, conspiracy to rob almost €1m from a Chubb Security vehicle at the Tesco car park in Celbridge, Co Kildare, last Friday morning.

A seventh man, charged with the same offence, appeared at Cloverhill District Court on Wednesday. Darryl Caffrey, aged 23, of Cherry Park, Rivervalley, Swords, was remanded in custody until November 14.

All seven men were arrested as part of a major Garda undercover operation, led by the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

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