Man accused of stealing safe from bookies

Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66

Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66

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A 31-year-old man has appeared in court accused of stealing a safe from a local bookmakers.

John Patrick McGilloway, of Bloomfield Park, is charged with burglary and theft at the Ladbrokes Bookmakers, Patrick Street, between April 5 and 7.

It is alleged a safe, a mobile phone and a router were stolen during the burglary.

An investigating officer told Derry Magistrate’s Court he believed he could connect the 31-year-old to the charge.

There was no application for bail and McGilloway was remanded in custody to appear in court again via videolink on May 29.