Limerick gardai given more time to question burglary suspect

Donal O’Regan and Da

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GaRDAI have been granted additional time to question a man in connection with a number of aggravated burglaries in the Pallasgreen area.

GaRDAI have been granted additional time to question a man in connection with a number of aggravated burglaries in the Pallasgreen area.

The man, who is aged in his mid-20’s, was arrested at his home in Cappamore at around 8am on Monday.

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

The application was made by Chief Superintendent Pat Sullivan who said the garda investigation is complex but that it is being carried out as diligently and expeditiously as possible.

The investigation, which is being led by Supt Alan Cunningham and Det Insp 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.

The suspect is being detained at Bruff garda station under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act which means he can be detained for up to seven days.

It is understood the man has been living in the Cappamore area for a number of years but that he is not originally from the locality.