Limerick gardai have been given additional time to question a man about a recent spate of burglaries in County Limerick.
This afternoon, Chief Superintendent David Sheahan made an application at Limerick Court to extend the man’s period of detention for 72 hours.
The suspect, whose aged in his 20’s, was arrested at a hotel on the outskirts of the city on Saturday afternoon.
He’s being questioned at Henry Street garda station about a robbery in Lisnagry and an aggravated burglary in Banogue, both of which happened last month.
A Volkswagen Golf was stolen during the incident in Lisnagry while Waterford Crystal, worth more than €8,000, was stolen during the incident in Banogue.
More than 60 gardai from Limerick, Clare, Tipperary and Galway are involved in the investigation, which is targeting organised criminality in Limerick.
After hearing that the investigation is being conducted “expeditiously and diligently”, Judge Eugene O’Kelly granted the application.
The man, who has denied involvement in the incidents, can now be held until lunchtime on Thursday.