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€50K stolen jewellery nabbed in Mallow

BILL BROWNE

Published 13/12/2012 | 09:21

GARDAI in Mallow have arrested a man suspected to be involved in a spate of robberies across Kerry region over a 24-hour period last week.

William Cawley (29) with and address at Rathfarnham in Dublin was arrested last Thursday afternoon at Mallow railway as he attempted to board a train to the capital.

Gardai also recovered €12,500 in cash and jewellery worth approximately €50,000.

Gardai believe that the cash and jewellery may have been taken from houses in Kerry following a spate of burglaries carried out in the 24-hours prior to the man being arrested.

Up to a dozen houses were broken into across the Tralee, Killarney and Glenbeigh areas between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. Gardai in Kerry had issued a warning for colleagues to be on the lookout for a silver Ford Galaxy car that they believe may have been linked to the robberies.

It is believed that a sighting of the car in Mallow led to Cawley's arrest at the railway station just after 3.30pm on Thursday.

Cawley appeared before a sitting of Fermoy District Court last Friday charged with handling stolen goods where gardai objected to his bail application.

Inspector Tony O'Sullivan told Judge Brian Sheridan that Cawley had been caught "red handed" and that the jewellery had been hidden in his socks.

The Inspector further pointed out that five previous bench warrants had been issued for Cawley's arrest and that no-one living at the address that the defendant had provided could confirm that he lived there.

Judge Sheridan said he was concerned at the uncertainty surrounding Cawley's address and remanded him in custody to appear before last Tuesday's sitting of the District Court in Mallow.

At that sitting Cawley was granted bail on the condition that he make a cash lodgement of €1,500 and provide his own bond of €2,000.

Judge Sheridan also ordered that he provide two independent sureties of €2,500 or cash in lieu.

Cawley was subsequently remanded to the sitting of Cork District Court on December 18 with consent to bail.

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