Update: Sunday 15th September 2019
The man in his 20s who was arrested following a number of burglaries in the Rochestown area of Cork city on Thursday, 12th September 2019, has been charged.

He is due to appear before a special sitting of Cork City District Court this afternoon Sunday 15th September, 2019 at 1:30pm.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses in relation to a number of burglaries that occurred yesterday, Thursday 12th September, 2019 at approximately 3p.m. in the Rochestown area of Cork City.

Gardaí responded to reports of a burglary in progress. The suspect vehicle rammed a Garda Patrol car and left the scene. No Garda member was injured at the time of the collision. The suspect vehicle was abandoned at Mahon Golf Club and an extensive search commenced by a number of Garda members, assisted by the Garda Dog Unit and Air Support Unit.

During the course of the search a number of stolen items were recovered and a vehicle was seized for technical examination.

At approximately 6.40p.m a man in his 20s was located by Garda Dog “Laser” and was arrested by Gardaí. He is currently being detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act at Togher Garda Station.

Gardaí continue to carry out searches and are appealing for any witness to this incident. Gardaí are also appealing to anyone who may have witnessed two men, believed to be aged in their 20s/30s, in the area and who may appear to have muddy or dirty clothes to contact us immediately.

Gardaí can be contact at Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021-452 2000, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

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