Three men in court following aggravated burglary

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

THREE young men have appeared in court after they were charged in connection with an aggravated burglary in the city last week.

THREE young men have appeared in court after they were charged in connection with an aggravated burglary in the city last week.

The occupants of an apartment at the Gables on Mulgrave Street were threatened at knife-point during the incident, which happened in the early hours of September 3, last.

Around €600 in cash, a Nokia mobile phone, a HTC mobile phone and a set of car keys were taken by the culprits who escaped in a stolen car.

Jason Curtin, 20, of Railway House, Old Cork Road and his brother Brian Curtin, 19, also of Railway House, Old Cork Road are each charged with trespassing at the apartment on September 3, last.

They are also accused of stealing the mobile phones from the premises on the same date.

A third man - Shane Kelly, 23, of St Francis John House, Ballingarde, Ballyneety also appeared in court on the same charges.

Brian Curtin was granted bail by Judge Eamon O’Brien who imposed a number of conditions.

He must obey a curfew and sign on daily at Roxboro garda station.

He has been ordered to stay away from the Gables apartment complex and any potential witness in the case.

A bail application made by Jason Curtin was adjourned until next week after the defendant shouted an expletive in open court.

Shane Kelly did not apply for bail and he was remanded in custody to appear before the same court again on September 21, next.

The court was told a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.