Man arrested for fishing envelopes out of church collection boxes in Cork 1 month ago

Man arrested for fishing envelopes out of church collection boxes in Cork

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A man in his 50s has been arrested and charged in relation to five incidents of theft at churches in Cork.

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Gardaí in Midleton were alerted to the incidents and after reviewing CCTV footage, observed a man fishing envelopes out of a church donation box.

As part of the investigation, Gardaí carried out a surveillance operation on 25 January at a church in Carrigtwohill.

As Gardaí attempted to arrest the man, he fled the scene in a car and travelled on the N25.

Gardaí pursued the car and he eventually stopped the car near the Jack Lynch Tunnel, where Gardaí searched him and the vehicle, finding a wire hook in his possession.

The man was arrested and brought to Cobh Garda Station, where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

He has since been charged and is due to appear before Mallow District Court on Tuesday morning (26 January) at 10.30am.