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Men Who Stole Products From Building Suppliers To Appear Before Thurles & Nenagh Courts.

A father and son appeared before a special sitting of Newcastle West, District Court, Co. Limerick yesterday, Sunday April 16th, both accused of some 30 offences, of theft and fraud.

The charges relate to thefts from building suppliers in various locations across Munster, Connaught and Leinster, between the dates January and March of 2023.

Mr Peter Drennan, aged his 50’s, appeared before the special sitting of the court, charged with eight offences, while his son Mr John Drennan, latter aged in his 20’s, was charged with 26 offences.
Both men, who hold separate addresses in the midlands, were arrested in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary and detained at Thurles and Templemore Garda Stations, Co. Tipperary.
Both men have been remanded in custody and granted free legal aid.

The men stand accused of offences included being in possession of a white Volkswagen ‘Caddy’ van bearing false number plates, in Banba Square Nenagh on the 14th of April, 2023, same believed to have been used in thefts at Thurles, Roscrea, Ennis, Mullingar and Leitrim.

Thefts listed as stolen from hardware stores in the Co. Tipperary area include:

  • Twenty sheets of plywood, with a value of €1,280, removed from Ronayne’s Hardware, Thurles.
  • Building supplies, with a value of €1,214, removed from Stakelum’s Hardware, Thurles; both the latter removed on January 14th, 2023.
  • Milk replacer valued at €1,000 was stolen from Ballyduff Co-Op in Thurles, on March 15th 2023.
  • A Victor Whacker plate worth €1,230 was stolen from Midlands Site Supplies in Roscrea, on March 25th.

Other thefts outside the county include building materials to the value of €1,236 removed from Building Providers in Mullingar and Leitrim, removed on January 23th and 24th, receptively, together with 15 bags of Maverick milk replacer, on March 22nd, 2023.

Mr Peter Drennan is now expected to appear before Thurles District Court on Wednesday, April 19th next; while his son Mr John Drennan will appear before Nenagh Circuit Court on the following Friday, April 21st, next.

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