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Community Sleuths Strike: Cork Woman Faces Trial Over Stolen Flower Baskets

Apple Airtag trackers were put into the baskets by members of the local community after other baskets had gone missing the year before.

A hearing date will be set in May in the case of a woman charged with possessing stolen hanging flower baskets which were allegedly traced to her home with a tracking device.

45-year-old Mary O'Driscoll of Brookhill, Ballea Road, Carrigaline, Cork appeared at the District Court in Cork City today.

In January the court heard six hanging baskets and flowers worth €180 were stolen from Inch, Killeagh, Co Cork between the 29th and 31st of May last year.

Apple Airtag trackers were put into the baskets by members of the local community after other baskets had gone missing the year before.

Sgt Pat Lyons told the court Gardaí obtained a warrant to search O’Driscoll’s house and had found the baskets and tracking device there.

Today, the case was put back until the 21st of May when a date for trial will be set.

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