Ballymena Court hears burglary suspect was using a ‘crutch’

BALLYMENA Magistrates Court has heard a crime suspect was allegedly using a “crutch” at the time.

Two men are charged with burglary of a house at Parkmount Road in Ballymena when a bank card, cash and phone were stolen.

Martin Smyth (32) and Ryan Lundy (27), both with addresses listed at Church Street in Portstewart, face a number of charges relating to July 31 this year.

Both men are also charged with stealing £37 worth of groceries from Robinson’s NISA and possession of Gabapentin as a Class C drug.

Smyth is further charged with being disorderly at Antrim Area Hospital; assaulting a police officer and handling ‘stolen goods’ – a bank card, cash and phone.

The cases were mentioned at Ballymena Magistrates Court and adjourned to later this month.

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