Dublin man avoids jail over Limerick burglary

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Two men have been charged with falsely imprisoning a Limerick teenager
ONE of four Dublin men who stole a large quantity of jewellery and cash during a burglary in Dooradoyle has been warned he will go to jail if he reoffends.

ONE of four Dublin men who stole a large quantity of jewellery and cash during a burglary in Dooradoyle has been warned he will go to jail if he reoffends.

Stephen Doyle, aged 32, who has an address at Cloonmore Crescent, Tallaght admitted breaking into a house at Lissanalta Drive, Dooradoyle on October 28, 2013.

Inspector Paul Reidy told Limerick District Court gardai were alerted at around 10.30pm when an intruder alarm at the house, which was unoccupied at the time, was activated.

He said as gardai were responding, they observed a silver Mercedes “leaving the estate at speed”.

He said they suspected the vehicle may have been involved in the burglary and that it was intercepted less than an hour later on the M7 near Roscrea, County Tipperary.

Previously, the court was told that various items of jewellery worth in the region of €5,000 and around €2,000 worth of Egyptian currency were taken from the house.

Most of the property was recovered after the car was intercepted.

Insp Reidy said shards of glass found on the defendant matched the glass a the patio door through which the culprits had entered the house.

Solicitor Sarah Ryan said her client - a mother of three - has not been in trouble since .

She said he was a rear-seat passenger in the car and was “not in control of where he was being taken.”

She said Mr Doyle’s had indicated his plea prior to the proceedings which meant the owners of the stolen property did not have to attend court.

Judge Marian O’Leary imposed a six-month prison sentence which she suspended for 18 months on condition he does not reoffend.