Attacked and robbed for €13.50

A Leaving Cert student was robbed was then attacked by a man when he tried to recover the €13.50 he had stolen from him, Letterkenny District Court heard this week.

A Leaving Cert student was robbed was then attacked by a man when he tried to recover the €13.50 he had stolen from him, Letterkenny District Court heard this week.

A Leaving Cert student was robbed was then attacked by a man when he tried to recover the €13.50 he had stolen from him, Letterkenny District Court heard this week.

Attacker Vincent McDonagh with an address at The Elms, Letterkenny, was charged with assault and theft at Oldtown Road, Letterkenny on January 23, 2011.

Garda Inspector David Kelly outlined that the victim was walking along the road at approximately 5pm when he was approached by a car with four men in it. McDonagh got out, walked up to him and put his hand in his pocket taking out his wallet. He then got back in the car and the youth came alongside it and tried to take the wallet back when McDonagh struck his hand a number of times until he let go, injuring his hand.

A short distance later the wallet was thrown out the window after €13.50 had been taken from it.

Judge Kelly said it was a “nasty incident” where a young person was walking down the street when they were robbed.

For the assault he ordered him to complete 80 hours community service and for the theft , a further 40 hours to run consecutively.

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