Teen placed on six-month probation report after house burglary

Teen placed on six-month probation report after house burglary

By Brendan Grehan

A TEENAGER (17) who was part of a duo that burgled a house and stole €2,500 worth of jewellery was placed on a six-month Probation Bond by Tallaght Court.

He was before Judge Patricia McNamara for a probation report.

Tallaght court close up

The teenager, with an address at a halting site in South Dublin , had pleaded guilty to burglary at an address in Rathfarnham on January 6, 2016.

The court had heard that at 3.30pm on January 6 last, the gardai responded to a burglary at a house in Rathfarnham.

The two teenagers pulled down the CCTV cameras from the front of the house.

They then broke into the house, ransacked every room and made off with €2,500 worth of jewellery.

The court had heard that the teenager had nine previous convictions, including one for no insurance.

Judge McNamara said it was a good probation report.

She said she had also read the victim impact statement which stated thatthe items stolen were of great sentimental value to the injured party.

Judge McNamara wondered if the teenager realised the effect of his actions.

The teenager’s counsel, Stephen Montgomery Bl, said his client was “incredibly apologetic”.

Judge McNamara told the teenager: “Would you like it if someone broke into your home and stole items of value to you. ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’ – very wise words written in a very wise book.”

Mr Montgomery said his client has an interview for a full-time job coming up.

Judge McNamara placed the teenager on a six-month probation bond of €100.

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