Gardaí have arrested a man in relation to three burglaries, a theft and a criminal damage incident that occurred in Co. Clare.
Shortly after 3pm on August 1, 2020, Gardaí in Kilrush received a report of a possible burglary at a house on Toler Street.
Gardaí attended and saw a man coming out through a side window of the house. Following a short foot chase the man, aged in his 30s, was arrested. He was also found to be in possession of a knife.
The scene was preserved and examined by the local Scenes of Crime Unit. A hatchet and a screwdriver that are believed to have been used during the course of the burglary were also recovered.
The suspect was detained at Kilrush Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 and has since been charged.
He is also charged in relation to the following incidents in Co. Clare:
Burglary at a shop on Francis Street that occurred on June 26
Criminal damage to a shop on John Street on May 31
Burglary at a house on John Street on May 31
Theft from a Church in Kilrish on March 23
He is due to appear before Ennis District Court this morning, August 2 at 10.30am.