Teens recorded themselves stealing scrambler

Garda Inspector Gearoid Thompson

A COURT heard that a 17-year-old boy who was up on a charge of stealing a scrambler bike recorded the whole event on video.

The boy, who cannot be named as he is a juvenile, was before Judge Carol Ann Coolican in Newcastle West District Court.

He pleaded guilty to the theft, with others, of the bike (worth €400) from a shed at the back of a house in Assumpta Park. The bike was noted as stolen after the door of the shed had been kicked in.

Inspector Gearoid Thompson told Judge Coolican that another juvenile had been involved and had already been dealt with by the courts, saying that “they chose to video the matter.”

The scrambler bike was not recovered, the court heard.

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The boy’s solicitor said that while he was pleading guilty to the offence, he was “at the periphery. He was led by persons he is trying to stay away from. He wished he had had nothing to do with it.”

Judge Coolican adjourned the matter to March 28, pending a probation report.