Three men and two juveniles have appeared before Bandon District Court charged in connection with a burglary at a house in the town.
The five were arrested last Friday in Bandon by gardaí attached to the Tipperary and Limerick divisions, with assistance from a number of national units, and brought before the district court in the town today.
Twenty-six-year-old Patrick Harty, with an address at 1 Mountain View, Bansha Road, Tipperary, together with two juveniles who cannot be named for legal reasons, were charged with burglary at a building at Watergate Street in the town last Friday, and with having a burglary kit consisting of a high-powered 3.2 litre petrol A3 Audi car, a crowbar, screwdriver, disinfectant spray, face coverings and gloves, with the intention of using it in the course of a burglary.
Thirty-two-year-old Larry O'Connor, of 174 An Duiche, Scalaheen, Tipperary, was also charged with these alleged offences, and an additional charge of having an offensive article, a crowbar, likely to intimidate another.
A third man, 20-year-old Jimmy Connors of 11B Bank Place, Tipperary, was also charged with burglary and having a burglary kit, as well as additional charges of dangerous driving, and having no insurance.
Applications for bail in all three cases were refused by Judge James McNulty who remanded the three men in custody to appear again before the district court on 31 January next.
All three were granted free legal aid.
Both juveniles were released on bail to appear again before the court on 31 January. The bail applications were granted by Judge McNulty subject to a number of conditions including the signing of €100 to keep the peace, to abide by a curfew between 10pm and 8am, no contact to be had with witnesses or co-accused, and to be available 24/7 by mobile phone if contacted by gardaí.