17-year-old remanded on continuing bail for possessing house keys

A 17-year-old boy arrested for possessing a set of house keys stolen during the course of a car hijacking has been remanded on continuing bail while further serious charges are considered.

A 17-year-old boy arrested for possessing a set of house keys stolen during the course of a car hijacking has been remanded on continuing bail while further serious charges are considered.

The boy has been charged at the Children’s Court with possessing house keys which had been taken in a car hijacking, and a driver’s licence and a wallet stolen during a separate incident, on December 12 last at his home, a flat complex gardens in the south inner city part of Dublin.

The court has heard that the teen allegedly kept the keys “to gain access later”.

Judge David Anderson remanded him on continuing bail to appear again in February.

He is on €500 cash bail and has been ordered to sign on daily at his local Garda station, reside at his family house, and obey a curfew to be in his home between 9pm and 7am.

Garda Fiona Morrison of Kevin Street station told Judge Anderson that “a file is being prepared in relation to a more serious incident.”

Directions from the DPP are being sought as to whether further charges are to be brought against the boy who was accompanied to court by his mother.

Previously, Garda Morrison had told the court that following a search of the teen’s home he “was discovered in possession of house keys taken in a hi-jacking the night previously.”

“He had retained them to gain access later into the house,” she had said.

She had also said that the teenager matched a description given to the gardai of the hijacker.

The wallet and driver’s licence were taken during the course of a separate motor theft.

The teenager is currently on bail in relation to two burglary allegations, the court had also been told.

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