Polish trio charged after probe into 100 burglaries

Three Polish men, including a father and son, have been charged in connection with a Garda probe into more than 100 burglaries in Dublin.

Yesterday, Boguslaw Jakubiec, aged 53, his son Marcin Jakubiec, aged 31, and Wojciech Borowski, aged 30, who all live at Carcur Cottages in Wexford Town, faced six charges relating to offences allegedly committed in south Dublin suburbs over a three-month period earlier this year.

They did not apply for bail when they appeared at Dublin District Court and were remanded in custody until their next hearing on Wednesday.

The three jobless men had been arrested as part of an intelligence-led Garda operation investigating burglaries throughout south Dublin.

Gardaí carried out searches at homes in Courtown and Wexford town last Thursday morning and recovered house-breaking implements, suspected stolen items including jewellery and watches, as well as locksmiths’ tools, car key grabbers and foreign currency.

The three men are all charged with burglaries at two neighbouring houses at Littlewood Belarmine, Dublin, on Mar 13, at another house at Wyckham Point, Dundrum, on Apr 15, and at an apartment in Shankill on Jan 2.

Marcin Jakubiec and Wojciech Borowski each face two additional charges over burglaries at Honeypark and at Glebe Hall, Dún Laoghaire, on Jan 25 and May 3.

None of the men, who had the proceedings translated, addressed the court and they are to be granted legal aid subject to an examination of their means.

Defence solicitor Tracy Horan said a bail application was not being made.

The men had been arrested and held at Wexford and Enniscorthy Garda stations before being transferred to Shankill station in South County Dublin, where the charges were put to them yesterday afternoon, Detective Garda Joe O’Hara told Judge Bryan Smyth.

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