Over €300,000 seized as part of ATM theft investigation


A 28-year-old, 25-year-old and 61-year-old have been arrested.

Over €300,000 seized as part of ATM theft investigation

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A 28-year-old, 25-year-old and 61-year-old have been arrested.

In excess of €300,000 was recovered following a search of a house in Moynalty as part of a continuing Garda investigation into ATM thefts.

A 61-year-old male was arrested during this operation and is currently detained at Kells Garda Station; a number of vehicles have been removed for further examination.

At 2:30am on Wednesday morning, Detective and Uniform Gardaí from the Cavan/Monaghan Garda Division - assisted by colleagues from the National Garda Units - intercepted an attempted Theft of an ATM at Main St. Virginia.

One 28-year-old male was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Carrickmacross Garda Station.

A second 25-year-old male was arrested in Virginia yesterday afternoon and is currently detained at Bailieborough Garda Station. Gardaí are continuing to conduct enquiries to locate a third suspect.

Live investigation

The scene at Virginia has been technically examined by Scenes of Crime Examiners from Cavan/Monaghan Garda Division.

The 28-year-old, 25-year-old and 61-year-old were arrested on suspicion of offences contrary to section 72 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006 and are detained in accordance with the provisions of section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.

Gardaí are continuing to conduct an examination and search at this location. “This remains a live investigation and it is anticipated that further searches will be carried out in the immediate future.”

Witnesses

An incident room has been established at Bailieborough Garda Station.

Gardai are appealing for anyone who travelled the Virginia/Bailieborough Road and/or were in Virginia town between 1am-3am on Wednesday morning, particularly any driver with a vehicle with dashcam footage to contact the incident room at Bailieborough Garda Station - (042) 9694570, the Garda Confidential Line - 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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