Three men charged over spate of car break-ins

Three men were arrested yesterday and charged with multiple counts of breaking into cars parked south of Cork city. Garda Brian Motyer and Garda Jamie Landers arrested the three and brought them before Cork District Court.

Three men charged over spate of car break-ins

Mark McGann, aged 22, of no fixed address pleaded guilty to his part in the crimes and Judge Olann Kelleher gave him a seven-month jail term.

He pleaded guilty to 10 thefts and three attempted thefts from parked cars all on the night of November 9.

The crimes were committed at Ashmore in Pembroke Woods, Pembroke Park Drive; Limetree Road East; numerous incidents at Maryborough, Douglas, and at Rochestown Rise.

Paddy Cash, 46, of Wallinstown halting site, Little Island, represented by Shane Collins-Daly solicitor, and Sammy Quilligan, 21, of the same address, represented by Mr Cuddigan, were both charged with the same 13 offences.

Those two cases were put back to January 16.

Strict bail conditions on Cash and Quilligan require them to keep curfews, stay off intoxicants and stay out of Togher, Crosshaven, Douglas, Bishopstown, Carrigaline and Passage West.

The total amount of alleged theft and property damage amounted to €2,600.

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