Ballymena man (20) is accused of robbing a man of a mobile phone and watch

Ballymena man (20) is accused of robbing a man of a mobile phone and watch

A BALLYMENA man is accused of robbing a man of a mobile phone and watch.

Thomas Macauley (20), of Clonavon Road, is alleged to have committed the offence in December last year.

He is also charged with offences on December 13, 2021 - assaulting a man occasioning him actual bodily harm; possession of a knife at Kinhilt Street in Ballymena and burglary of a property at Kinhilt Street when a microwave, toaster, mobile phone, knives and cash were taken.

The defendant is also accused of a burglary at Brooke Park in Ballymena on December 22 last year when items taken included flags, clothing, bank cards and watches.

He is also charged with burglary at Casement Street in the town on December 27 when items taken included cash, a PlayStation 4 and a Nintendo 'Switch'.

The case was mentioned at Limavady Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena, on Wednesday.

Macauley, Court News NI can report, was remanded in custody and his case was adjourned to Ballymena Magistrates Court on February 3.

On Tuesday, a co-accused - Chelsea Marrs (18), of Dunminning Road, Glarryford, - appeared at Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena.

She is accused of stealing a mobile phone, knives and cash on December 13 last year at Kinhilt Street.

She is further charged with stealing clothing, bank cards, watches and flags from Brooke Park on December 22 and a PlayStation 4 and cash from Casement Street on December 27.

She is also accused of possessing cannabis on January 24, 2022.

Marrs was released on £500 bail to Dunminning Road with a 9pm-7am curfew. She is to have no contact with witnesses or her co-accused.

There is also an alcohol ban.

Her case was adjourned to Ballymena Magistrates Court on February 17.