Three teenagers appear in court over Offaly burglaries

Males aged 16, 17 and 19 arrested over theft and damage to properties in Edenderry area

Three teenagers have appeared in court charged in connection with a series of burglaries in Co Offaly.

Three teenagers have appeared in court charged in connection with a series of burglaries in Co Offaly.

Sun, May 18, 2014, 13:48

Three teenagers have appeared in court in connection with a series of burglaries in Co Offaly.

The three - males aged 16, 17 and 19 years - were arrested on Friday in relation to the theft of items such as jewellery worth up to €30,000 and causing an estimated €300,000 in criminal damage to properties in the Edenderry area.

They were taken to Tullamore Garda station where they were held under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 before being charged in connection with the burglaries.

They appeared before Dublin District Court yesterday. The 19-year-old was remanded in custody to appear in court again on Thursday.

The two juveniles were released on bail and will appear at Tullamore District Court on Wednesday.

A Garda spokesman said three other people - two males aged 17 and another aged 21 - had been brought before the courts last week charged in connection with burglaries in the Edenderry area.