West Midlands Police arrest ten burglary suspects in joint operation with An Garda Síochána

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Three of the burglary suspects from Ireland are suspected of stealing from more than 50 homes in Birmingham and the Black Country

Three men suspected of plundering more than 50 West Midlands homes - and stealing £300,000 of jewellery and cash - have been remanded into prison.

West Midlands Police made the arrests as part of a joint investigation with the Irish police force called An Garda Síochána. Darren O’Halloran, aged 37, Jason McDonagh, 33, Barney Casey, 22, who are all originally from Ireland but currently of no fixed address, have now been charged with conspiracy to commit burglaries.

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The trio were detained in Yorkshire last week as part of our ongoing enquiries into the series of house burglaries across Birmingham and the Black Country between last November and January this year.

They appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court last Saturday (4 February) and have been remanded to appear before the city’s Crown Court on 16 March.

West Midlands Police also arrested a further seven people – aged between 15 and 40 – who have been bailed with conditions while our enquiries continue.

A WMP spokesperson said: “We’ve been working alongside the An Garda Síochána as part of the investigation into the series of burglaries and this remains ongoing.”