Mother & Son Accused Of Robbin...


Mother & Son Accused Of Robbing Man While Acting As Taxi Service

Ciara Noble
Ciara Noble

06:19 18 Mar 2023

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A mother and her teenage son have been accused of robbing a drunk man, while posing as a taxi service in Ballsbridge, in the early hours of Friday morning.

34 year-old Maria Muntean, and 18 year-old Damit Rostas - of Virginia Hall, Belgard Square, Tallaght, Dublin - were arrested in Ballsbridge, just before 4am on Friday.

Dublin District Court, today, heard the complainant was intoxicated on Kildare Street, when approached by Mr Rostas - who claimed to be a taxi service.

After getting into the vehicle, the complainant was allegedly robbed of his iPhone and bank card, before being thrown from the car.

While on patrol, Gardaí noticed a man being "ejected" from a car "in motion" on Serpentine Avenue, in Dublin 4.

After refusing to pull over for Gardaí, the 2008-reg car was forcibly stopped.

It was claimed mother of seven - Muntean - was driving, while Mr. Rostas was in the back seat.

The pair were then arrested and taken to Irishtown Garda station.

The judge said the individuals had the presumption of innocence in the case - which he regarded as serious.

Bail was denied for father-of-one Mr. Rostas, but Ms Muntean was released - under a strict curfew, of 10pm - 6am.

She also must notify gardaí of any address change, not apply for travel documents and remain out of the Dublin 1, Dublin 2 and Dublin 4 areas of the city.

They will appear before court again next week.

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