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21/10/2021

Young man pleads guilty following spate of burglaries in Limerick

Young man pleads guilty following spate of burglaries in Limerick

Limerick Circuit Court

A YOUNG man has admitted breaking into more than a dozen commercial premises across the city during a five month crime spree.

Maurice O’Shea, aged 26, who has an address at Thomond Student village, Old Cratloe Road pleaded guilty to 14 counts of burglary when he was formally arraigned at Limerick Circuit Court.

The court heard the defendant, who is currently in custody committed the offences on dates between February 6, 2015 and June 17, 2015.

He targeted a variety of business premises including a dental practice, a hair salon, three pubs, a Chinese restaurant and a number of fast food outlets. 

Noting the defendant’s early plea, Judge Tom O’Donnell adjourned the matter to December 7 for sentencing.

He will hear evidence from gardai on that date relating to each individual offence. The maximum sentence for burglary is 14 years’ imprisonment.

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