Man arrested after breaking into church and stealing candles in Tipperary 6 months ago

Man arrested after breaking into church and stealing candles in Tipperary

The same man is suspected of using a trolley to smash a supermarket window in the early hours of Thursday morning.

A man in his 40s has been arrested and charged by Gardaí in relation to two burglaries and an incident of criminal damage in Tipperary.


The man was arrested shortly after 5am on Thursday morning after Gardaí from Roscrea had received a report of an alarm going off at a supermarket on Birr Road around 4.30am.

Gardaí attended the scene and found that a trolley had been used to smash through one of the windows.

A patrol of the area was carried out whilst Gardaí reviewed CCTV footage. A possible suspect was identified and a description of the man was circulated to all Gardaí in the county.

After the man was arrested and brought to Templemore Garda Station - where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 - he was searched and Gardaí found he was in possession of candles.

Gardaí later received a report that a church in Parkmore, Roscrea had been broken into and candles had been stolen.

Furthermore, Gardaí also received a report that someone had damaged a window at another supermarket on Gantly Road, Roscrea earlier on Thursday morning.

The man who was arrested has since been charged in connection with all three incidents and is due to appear before Nenagh District Court at 10.30am on Friday morning (20 November).