An Armagh teenager who is alleged to have robbed another male of an iPhone last year will face Crown Court proceedings next month.
The 18-year-old appeared at the city’s Magistrates’ Court, sitting at Newry, for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry (PE), the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.
Che Donnelly, of Callanbridge Park, is charged with one count of robbery.
As the charge was read, it was heard that the defendant is alleged to robbed a named male of an iPhone on September 26, of last year.
Appearing via videolink from his solicitor’s office, Donnelly made no objection to the holding of a preliminary enquiry.
Prosecution submitted that based on the papers before the court there was a prima facie case to answer.
Defence solicitor Jarlath Fields made no contrary submissions.
Deputy District Judge Laura Ivers said that she was satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer.
The defendant was released on his own bail of £500 to appear before Newry Crown Court on June 15 for arraignment.