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Man in court accused of raids on clothes shops and indecent behaviour in Belfast hospital

By Alan Irwin

A man was remanded in custody on Wednesday accused of raids on clothes shops and indecent behaviour in a Belfast hospital.

Gerard Joseph Magee also allegedly broke into a high-rise apartment block in the city to steal hundreds of pounds in cash.

The 35-year-old, of no fixed address, appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court to face four separate counts.

He is charged with the theft of clothing valued at £367 from New Look last Sunday.

An allegation of indecent behaviour in a public place relates to an incident the same day at the Mater Hospital on the Crumlin Road.

Magee is further charged with stealing £279 worth of clothes from a branch of TK Maxx on September 18.

A day later, he allegedly carried out an aggravated burglary and theft at the Obel Tower building on Donegall Quay.

According to the charge sheet he stole £250 in cash and two knives from a property in the complex.

A detective told the court he could connect the accused to the alleged offences.

With no application for bail, District Judge Fiona Bagnall remanded Magee in custody to appear again by video link next month.

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