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Man remanded in custody accused of four burglaries in Northern Ireland 24-hour crime spree

By Alan Erwin

Published 07/10/2016

The 26-year-old is further accused of motoring and drugs offences.
The 26-year-old is further accused of motoring and drugs offences.

A man was remanded in custody today accused of carrying out four burglaries in a 24-hour crime spree.

Thomas Stokes allegedly broke into properties in east Belfast and Holywood, Co Down on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old is further accused of motoring and drugs offences.

Stokes, of Jamaica Court in Belfast, appeared before the city's Magistrates' Court to face a total of 14 charges.

The alleged offences included stealing cash and a watch during a burglary on the Upper Newtownards Road.

Three other burglaries with intent to steal related to a nearby address and two other properties on Holywood's High Street.

The other charges included handling stolen goods, possession of cannabis, dangerous driving on Belfast's Cliftonville Road and failing to stop, report or remain at the scene of an  accident.

Stokes was remanded into custody to appear again by video-link in four weeks time

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