A 33-year-old man has been charged following a report of a number of incidents in Co Tyrone on Thursday 15th December.
He is charged with a number of offences including driving when unfit through drink or drugs, using a motor vehicle without insurance, aggravated vehicle taking causing damage to the vehicle, burglary, common assault and handling property stolen in the Republic of Ireland.
He is expected to appear before Dungannon Magistrate’s Court on Saturday, December 17, for a first remand hearing.
As is usual procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.
Detective Inspector Finlay said of the incidents on Thursday: “At around 6:10pm, it was reported to colleagues from An Garda Síochána that a robbery had occurred at a shop in Castlefinn in Co Donegal in which a sum of money was taken.
“The suspect made off in a vehicle which was abandoned at a property at the Fort Road area of Castlederg.
“The man then entered the property and took the keys for a grey Mitsubishi Shogun, who then drove this vehicle into a field at the Aghalunny Road area of Killeter and left it abandoned.
“Shortly after 7:05pm, it was reported he then made his way on foot to a property at the Ballymongan Road area of Killeter and approached the back door of the house.
“It was reported that the man made his way into the property and assaulted a man in his 70s and a woman in her 50s during the incident.
“He then took the keys to a black Volkswagen Golf and then made off from the area.
“The man was later apprehended by two members of the public and brought to police.
“A 33 year old man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including burglary, taking and driving away and various driving offences.”