10 Aug 2022

Men in court on Portlaoise copper burglary charge

Garda portlaoise

Two men have appeared in court in Portlaoise arising from a burglary on the outskirts of the Laois town.

Gardai say they arrested the suspects after a raid on Saturday, February 16.

Sometime after the pair, aged in their 20s and 30s, were stopped in a vehicle in Portlaoise.

Property recovered when the men were detained is suspected have been taken during the burglary from a commercial premises. Copper was found when the men were apprehended.

Both males were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

They were questioned in custody about a number of burglaries in Portlaoise.

They appeared before Portlaoise District Court on Tuesday, February 19 charged with a number of offences.

One male was remanded in custody while the other was released on bail.

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions with directions on further charges.

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