Five men charged over stolen cars

Five males, including three teenagers, yesterday appeared in court on multiple charges relating to a crime rampage during which, it was alleged, several high-powered cars had been stolen.

The five, who range in age from 16 to 27, appeared before Limerick District Court on charges of burglary, theft, and unauthorised taking of cars.

One man Jamie Marshall aged 27, of Altimara Court, Thomondgate, was also accused of two counts of dangerous driving relating to an alleged high-speed pursuit in Limerick city centre earlier this week.

He is also accused of stealing the keys of a number of vehicles during burglaries at several homes at various locations in Limerick including Fr Russell Rd, Castletroy, and Ballyclough, between last Tuesday and Wednesday.

The other accused face multiple charges relating to offences, allegedly between August 23 and August 30 at addresses in Limerick city and county.

Bail was refused to a 16-year-old who was remanded in custody to Oberstown children’s detention centre while a second juvenile, aged 17, did not seek bail and was remanded in custody to the same facility.

The court heard, during a follow-up operation on Thursday, gardaí recovered a number of stolen vehicles including a 142-registered BMW, a 141-registered VW, and a 142-registered Nissan Qashqai. Other property including wallets purses and laptops were also recovered as part of Operation Thor.

The other accused are Dylan Corbett aged 18, of Crecora Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston who faces 17 charges and Trevor Ambrose aged 20, of Byrne Avenue Prospect who faces 18 charges.

Sergeant Donal Cronin said directions are to be sought from the DPP in the case of the three adults and that a file is being prepared for the National Juvenile Office in respect of the two minors. Judge Mary Larkin was told an intensive garda investigation is continuing.

The cases were adjourned until Tuesday next.


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