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Man accused of burgling home and stealing wedding ring to face Crown Court

He was released on his own bail of £500 to appear before Craigavon Crown Court in April

Craigavon Magistrates Court

A Lurgan man who is accused burgling a property and making off with a wedding ring will face Crown Court proceedings next month.

The 49-year-old appeared at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry (PE), the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.

Robert Ryan Anderson, of Glenavon Lane, is charged with a single count of burglary.

As these charges were read, it was heard that the offence is alleged to have occurred on August 20, of last year.

The defendant is accused of entering as a trespasser a house in Limefield Rise, Craigavon, stealing a purse containing £120, a wedding ring and jewellery therein.

Appearing via videolink from his solicitor’s office, Anderson made no objection to the holding of a preliminary enquiry.

Prosecution submitted that based on the papers before the court there was a prima facie case to answer.

Defence barrister Patrick Taggart made no contrary submissions.

Deputy District Judge Chris Holmes was satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer and the defendant was released on his own bail of £500 to appear before Craigavon Crown Court on April 27 for arraignment.

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