Limerick gardai granted more time to question burglary suspect

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

GARDAI investigating an aggravated bugrlary at the home of three pensioners in Pallasgreen earlier this year have been given more time to question a man who was arrested earlier this week.

GARDAI investigating an aggravated bugrlary at the home of three pensioners in Pallasgreen earlier this year have been given more time to question a man who was arrested earlier this week.

The 37-year-old, who was arrested in Mallow, North Cork on Tuesday morning is being questioned in connection with the burglary at the home of the Creed family on May 31, last.

Seventy-four year old Willie Creed and his sisters, Nora 72, and Chrisse, 66, were assaulted and tied up in their home in Ballyluddy, Pallasgreen by a number of masked men during the incident.

The man, who is the fourth person to be arrested, is being detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act at Henry Street garda station.

Last night, at a special sitting of Limerick District Court, Judge Aeneas McCarthy granted an application made by Chief Supt David Sheahan to extend the man’s period of detention for a further 72 hours.