Man charged with post office robbery

A man was remanded in custody today after he was charged with robbery of €3,000 from a post office in Dublin yesterday afternoon.

A man was remanded in custody today after he was charged with robbery of €3,000 from a post office in Dublin yesterday afternoon.

Cash had been taken from the post office at Upper Rathmines Road, in Dublin 6 during the alleged incident.

An arrest was made a short time later when gardaí stopped a taxi at Leicester Avenue. Nobody was injured in the incident and a sum of money was recovered.

Today Kenneth Doona (aged 31), of Mary Aitkenhead House, James St, Dublin 8, was charged with robbery of €3,000 from the post office, and robbing €200 from a male at the same location.

Garda Finnuala Friel told Judge Hugh O'Donnell at Dublin District Court that after the defendant had been arrested at Leicester Avenue on Tuesday, he was brought to Rathmines station where he was detained.

He was charged and made “no reply” to caution.

Garda Friel confirmed that the DPP had directed “trial on indictment” which means the case is to be sent forward to the Circuit Court.

Defence solicitor Michael Hanahoe said his client was not making a bail application.

Judge O'Donnell remanded the defendant, who was wearing blue jeans and a striped top, in custody to appear again at Cloverhill District Court on April 20 next.

Legal aid was granted to Mr Doona who was not required to speak at today.

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