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Monday 1 September 2014

Mechanic tied up and robbed prostitutes at hotel, court told

Gordon Deegan

Published 20/06/2014 | 02:30

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An unemployed 34-year-old mechanic has appeared in court accused of robbing three prostitutes in hotel rooms.

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At Ennis District Court, Det Sgt Dara O'Sullivan said that Gediminas Zigmantas made contact with the females through an escort website.

He added that following a "liaison" at an Ennis hotel on March 6, the Lithuanian "left the room and came back with another person". He said they tied up the woman and allegedly stole a laptop, a phone and €100.

Mr Zigmantas, of no fixed abode, faces three counts of robbery with the latest alleged to have occurred in Galway on May 11 where Mr Zigmantas is alleged to have robbed a female of €1,700, an iPod and perfume.

He is also accused of robbing a female of €400 at another Galway hotel on October 15 last.

Judge Patrick Durcan refused bail and remanded Mr Zigmantas in custody to appear in court next Wednesday.

Irish Independent

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