A LIMERICK city man has been charged with stealing a pink child’s tiara set from under the Christmas tree.
Mark Maloney, aged 22, of South Claughaun Road, Garryowen was charged with burglary, two counts of handling stolen property and the unauthorised taking of a vehicle at Rhebogue on Sunday morning.
At Limerick district court, Garda Enda Clifford said Mr Maloney was arrested at Chawke’s Service Station on the Dublin Road at 9.30am on Sunday.
“He was conveyed to Henry Street garda station where he was later charged.
“He made no reply to the charges after caution,” said Garda Clifford, who objected to bail for Mr Maloney on behalf of the state.
Mr Maloney’s solicitor, Tom Kiely, applied for bail for his client.
Garda Clifford said it will be alleged by the state that at 7am on Sunday, December 16, Mr Maloney broke into a house in Rhebogue while the parents and children were asleep.
“It is alleged he stole a handbag with up to €500 in cash; stole the car keys of a red Toyota Yaris; a child’s pink tiara set from under the Christmas tree, a bottle of Captain Morgan rum and Tia Maria and the car from the driveway,” said Garda Clifford.
Judge Eugene O’Kelly refused bail and remanded Mr Maloney in custody until this Friday, December 21 where he will appear in Limerick district court via video link.