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€5,000 accordion stolen from pub during the Rose of Tralee

A man has been charged.

Image: Shutterstock/Goran Bogicevic

Updated at 10.30pm

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a man in his twenties over the theft of an expensive accordion from a pub during the Rose of Tralee festival.

They said today that the €5,000 accordion was recovered after being stolen over the weekend. A man was arrested on Monday morning, 17 August.

The item was stolen from a pub in Tralee Town Square on Saturday afternoon, the Kerryman reported. It was a Menganascini brand, and was kept in a black box that was lined with red felt.

Gardáí had put out an appeal for the distinctive instrument, noting that other thefts had taken place during the busy festival.

The man appeared in Tralee district court on Monday and was remanded in custody.

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