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Man to appear in court charged with 14 offences after trying to fool PSNI with dud name

The 24-year-old was arrested after a number of incidents during the summer

A man is to appear in court on Monday charged with a litany offences which allegedly took place over the summer in county Armagh.

The 24-year-old Craigavon Magistrates’ Court charged with 14 offences, including theft, burglary and driving offences.

The charges follow a number of incidents in the Portadown area between June and August this year.

PSNI in Craigavon updated the public on a long-standing issue in relation to the ongoing Operation Exposure.

Posting to their social media channels a spokesperson said: “You might remember a few months ago we told you about the brazen thief who nicked stuff from a garage, only to walk out, look at the camera, and give everyone the finger before heading on his merry way.

“He was advised at the time to hand himself in, or face Op Exposure.

“He ignored that, but was identified none the less. Attempts were made to find him, and he was then marked on our system as wanted.

“Fast forward to the early hours of this morning when he comes across TSG in Portadown town centre.

“He incorrectly thought he could fool them with a dud name, so then tried plan B and legged it. Well, tried to. Now it’s his turn to get nicked.

“He’s currently in Armagh custody having been arrested, interviewed for and charged with 14 [later corrected] thefts from various locations.

“He’s going to get the special ‘3 for 1’ package where he gets an extra two nights in custody, so he can be in court bright and early on Monday morning.”

As is usual procedure the charges will be reviewed by the PPS.

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