Man arrested in connection with County Limerick aggravated burglaries released without charge

Donal O’Regan and Da

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A MAN who was arrested on Monday morning in connection with a number of aggravated burglaries in the Pallsagreen area has been released without charge.

A MAN who was arrested on Monday morning in connection with a number of aggravated burglaries in the Pallsagreen area has been released without charge.

A spokesperson for Bruff gardai confirmed the man, aged in his mid twenties, was released last night.

“A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions,” said the spokesperson.

He was arrested at his home in the Cappamore area at 8am on Monday morning under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act. It is understood that the man has been living in the locality for a number of year but is not originally from Cappamore.

He was taken to Bruff garda station and was questioned in relation to a number of aggravated burglaries in East Limerick and related activities of an organised crime gang.

At a special sitting of Limerick District Court on Tuesday night, Judge Eugene O’Kelly granted an application to extend the man’s period of detention for an additional 72 hours.

The investigation, which is being led by Superintendent Alan Cunningham and Detective Inspector Tom O’Connor, is focussing on aggravated burglaries at the Creed family home at Ballyluddy, Pallasgreen and at the Garvey family home at Sunville House, Pallasgreen.

Meanwhile, the book of evidence is not yet complete in the case of a father-of-three who is charged in connection with the two aggravated burglaries.

William Gammell, aged 27, of An Cuirt, Monard, Co Tipperary is charged with entering the home of the Creed family as a trespasser and committing burglary at the house on May 31, last.