Armed robbery charges man appears in court

 A 36-year-old man has been remanded in custody after appearing at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday charged with four offences relating to an incident near the Strathroy Post Office in Omagh on Thursday last.

Kevin Barry Slattery, Mullaghmore Drive, was charged with robbing a woman of her purse and cash; having in his possession a knife with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to the same woman, threatening to kill her and assaulting her occasioning actual bodily harm.

Slattery was refused bail by the presiding judge after the court heard he was liable to commit further offences and was unlikely to comply with bail conditions. He was remanded in custody to Maghaberry Prison.

The case was adjourned to a Magistrates' Court sitting at Omagh Courthouse on Tuesday, February 5.

Police had appealed to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious in the area to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 166 10/1/19

Meanwhile, at the same sitting 24-year-old Elijah Martin Gavin, Ollardale Park, Ballyclare, appeared in relation to a separate incident and was charged with entering 17 St Mary's Road, Omagh, on Saturday, January 12, with intent to steal.

This matter was adjourned to the sitting of Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday, January 28.

Bail was granted and set at £300 but a number of conditions were imposed namely he returns home each evening on or before 9pm and does not go outside the walls of the building at his curfew address (or designated curfew area within a hostel as agreed on arrival) in which the electronic monitoring unit is installed before 7am in the morning.

During these hours he is subject to electronic monitoring and must present himself at the door during those hours if required to do so by police or Electronic Monitoring service supplier to ensure compliance with their Electronic Monitoring agreement and other conditions.

Another condition of bail was that he does not attempt to see, speak to or in any other way contact the injured party or any witnesses either directly or indirectly. and that he reports three times per week to the Police Service of Northern Ireland at a police station to be agreed by police on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Finally he is not allowed to enter the town of Omagh and the area of Omagh.

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