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Burglar grabbed safe with €190k jewellery, court told

A DARING thief broke into a house on a private southside estate and stole a safe containing €190,000 worth of jewellery and €10,000 cash, a court heard.

Jerry Connors (23) is alleged to have caused substantial damage to the interior of the house during the burglary, and also damaged the electronic gates at the entrance to the property on Killiney's exclusive Kilmore Avenue.

He is facing trial by judge and jury in the Circuit Court after the matters were deemed to be too serious for the District Court.

Connors appeared before Dun Laoghaire District Court for the service of the book of evidence, but the State asked for two more weeks to prepare it.

Connors, with an address at Glendruid, Shanganagh Road, Shankill, is charged with burglary and criminal damage.

The alleged incident took place at a property on Kilmore Avenue, Killiney, on June 16 last year.

It's alleged that Connors broke into the property and made off with the safe, which contained valuable pieces of jewellery, valued at €190,000, and cash of €10,000.

It is also alleged that Connors caused substantial damage to the property, damaging the electronic gates when he trespassed on the property, and damaging the windows, furniture, fixtures and fittings in the house.

Judge David Anderson adjourned the matter for two weeks for the service of the book of evidence.