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Service station ATM theft suspect arrested at airport


Wexford Courthouse in Ardcavan.

Wexford Courthouse in Ardcavan.

Wexford Courthouse in Ardcavan.

A 28-year-old man who flew in from Germany found an Enniscorthy detective waiting for him at Dublin Airport with an arrest warrant.

Joseph Berry was brought from the airport to Wexford District Court by Detective Garda Michael Kelly to deal with charges arising from the theft of an ATM machine from an Enniscorthy service station more than six years ago.

The defendant's original address was given alternatively as Closh Pump, Staplestown Road, Carlow, or 39 Staplestown Road, Carlow.

Garda Kelly told Judge Gerard Haughton that his prisoner had been sought by investigators since 2011 and that he had been named on a European arrest warrant.

The alleged offences occurred in July of 2009 when a cash dispenser belonging to Ulster Bank was pulled from the wall of the Maxol service station in Bellefield.

Berry stood charged with theft of the ATM, damage to property belonging to Kevin Frayne as well as the taking of a Mitsubishi Pajero belonging to Thomas Walsh from 18 Nolan's Lawn in Enniscorthy.

He was also accused of theft of an Ifor Williams brand trailer in Moran Park.

And he was further charged with taking a vehicle in Waterford without permission on the day before the robbery in Bellefield.

Asked by the judge if he wanted legal representation, Berry replied that he wanted a Dublin solicitor and he believed his family were sorting one out for him.

He had nothing to say when Garda Kelly applied for a remand in custody.

He was sent from the courthouse in Ardcavan to the remand prison at Cloverhill in Dublin where he is due to appear in the court there on February 5.

Wexford People