Four Hungarian nationals charged with a series of burglaries around the county have been refused bail at Fermanagh Magistrates Court.

Alex Kozak (28) with an address of Covent Court, Cavan is charged with attempted burglary with intent to steal, using a motor vehicle with no insurance, no driving licence, fraudulently using a certificate of insurance, going equipped for burglary, three counts each of burglary, attempted burglary and burglary with intent to steal.

Gyorgy Kozak (34) of the same address faces four counts of attempted burglary, three of burglary, three of burglary with intent to steal, going equipped for burglary and attempted burglary with intent to steal.

Ildiko Cseban (34) also of Covent Court face two counts of attempted burglary with intent to steal, three counts each of burglary attempted burglary, burglary with intent to steal and a single charge of going equipped for burglary.

19-year-old Krisztian Kovacs of the same address faces four charges of attempted burglary, three each of burglary with intent to steal and burglary and single charges of having no driving licence and using a motor vehicle without insurance.

Alex and Gyorgy Kozak are currently on remand in Maghaberry Prison while Ildiko Cseban and Krisztian Kovacs are in Hydebank. The four appeared via videolink on Monday.

The offences are believed to have taken place over a number of dates between June 12 and August 23 in Enniskillen, Tempo, Maguiresbridge, Lisbellaw and Fivemiletown.

The victims of the four accused are thought to be the elderly and vulnerable

In objecting to bail, an police officer told the court that a bail address provided in Belfast was not suitable as the person who was supposed to be living there was no longer a resident.

They added that an occupant of the house told officers that there were already a number of people living in the house and it would not be able to accommodate the four accused.

The court also heard that three of the defendants had criminal records in their native Hungary on various charges while there were arrest warrants out for the four defendants in their native country.

The officer also believed there was a chance of re-offending and risk of flight as forged documents recovered during the investigation pointed to the possibility that the accused would be able to access more forged documents.

In refusing bail, District Judge Michael Ranaghan said the starting point for granting bail was a suitable address which was not forthcoming.

Judge Ranaghan also felt that the four defendants would not adhere to their bail conditions, there were at a risk of re-offending and also a flight risk.

The case was adjourned until next month, Monday, October 14 when the four defendants will appear at the court, again via videolink.