Man charged with robbing Limerick pensioner

Áine Fitzgerald

Reporter:

Áine Fitzgerald

Martin Morey arriving at Limerick District Court [Picture:Press 22]
A MAN has been charged with the robbery of an 85-year old man in Limerick city.

A MAN has been charged with the robbery of an 85-year old man in Limerick city.

Martin Morey, aged 23, of No Fixed Abode is charged with robbing the pensioner of a black wallet containing €80, and a black flip mobile phone valued at €50 at Roxboro Shopping Centre on July 30 last.

Giving evidence at a vacation sitting of Limerick District Court this Wednesday, Detective Garda Micheal Dunne of Roxboro Road garda station said he formally charged the accused who was arrested at Collins Avenue, Limerick on Monday afternoon.

The court heard that the 23-year-old made no reply when he was formally charged at Roxboro garda station in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Sergeant John Moloney said there were no directions available as of yet from the Director of Public Prosecutions and he requested an adjournment of the case.

Solicitor Sarah Ryan was assigned to represent the accused, who is unemployed and in receipt of social welfare.

No application for bail was made and Judge John King remanded the accused in custody until August 12 next.