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Man accused of spate of burglaries is further remanded in custody

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A man accused of a spate of burglaries has been further remanded in custody.

Gerard Martin Skelly (41), of Norglen Drive, Belfast, is alleged to have committed offences last August.

He made his latest court appearance in connection with the case at Coleraine Magistrates Court on April 1 via video link from Maghaberry Prison.
He is accused of six burglaries, one attempted burglary and a number of driving offences.

In relation to the burglaries he is charged with stealing a handbag, £600 cash and keys from Ravensburn Court in Doagh; the theft of Suzuki SX car keys from Ballyquin Road in Limavady and the theft of bolt cutters from Lackagh Park in Dungiven.

He is also accused of theft in two burglaries at properties at Railway Lane in Dungiven when items taken included a handbag, purse, bank cards, car keys, coat, £80 cash and two iPhones from one property and £50 cash from the other dwelling.

The defendant is also charged with theft of a chain saw from Chapel Road in Dungiven.

He is also accused of stealing perfume and £100 cash from a female and an attempted burglary at Railway Lane.

The court heard the case will possibly go to the Crown Court.

The case was adjourned to the end of April.

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