Woman snapped suspected burglar during break-in at her house in Limerick

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Two men were arrested near Daly’s Cross a short time after the alarm was raised, Limerick District Court heard

Two men were arrested near Daly’s Cross a short time after the alarm was raised, Limerick District Court heard

A SUSPECTED burglar was photographed by a woman who returned to her home in County Limerick having been alerted to the break-in by her alarm company.

A file is to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the daytime burglary which happened near Castleconnell on September 24, last.

Two men were arrested near Daly’s Cross a short time after the alarm was raised.

Thomas Manning, aged 35, of Black Road, Newport and Maurice O’Shea, aged 27, of Lynwood Park, Limerick subsequently appeared before Limerick District Court charged with burglary offences.

Opposing bail in the case of Mr O’Shea, Detective Garda Neil O’Gorman said it will be alleged he entered the house at around 10am while his co-accused waited outside.

He said it will alleged the homeowner encountered Mr O’Shea as she returned to the property and that she photographed him as he fled.

He said he had concerns the defendant would “continue to commit further serious offences,” if released.

In his evidence, the defendant, who is not working, said he would abide by any bail conditions imposed by the court. “I will stick to any conditions given to me. I will try to keep my head down,” he said appealing to the court to give him a chance.

However, based on the evidence, Judge Marian O’Leary said she was refusing bail.

There was no objection to bail in the case of Mr Manning subject to strict conditions including that he stay out of Castleconnell.

His case was adjourned until early next year.