Limerick businessman charged over spate of robberies

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

John Carroll arriving at Limerick District Court [Pictured: Press 22]
A County Limerick businessman has been remanded in custody after he was charged in connection with a number of armed robberies and burglaries in Limerick and Clare.

A County Limerick businessman has been remanded in custody after he was charged in connection with a number of armed robberies and burglaries in Limerick and Clare.

John Carroll, aged 49, of Clonshire, Adare, who was brought before Limerick District Court this afternoon, faces a total of seven charges relating to incidents which are alleged to have happened over the past month.

The married father of two is charged with attempted robbery and possession of a rifle at Gala, Larkins Cross on Monday last, October 12. He also accused of carrying out a robbery at the Applegreen filling station, Coolnanoran, Rathkeale on October 2 last.

Carroll is also accused of carrying out an armed robbery at Topaz, Childers Road on October 4, last and with attempted robbery at Applegreen, Coonagh the following day.

In addition, the defendant is accused of committing two burglary offences in Adare on dates between September 30, last and October 8.

Solicitor John Herbert said his client is currently on prescribed medication and he requested that all necessary medical care be provided to him while in custody.

He indicated Carroll is likely to seek bail when he appears in court again next week.