Sunday 25 September 2016

€1,400 mower stolen from whistleblower McCabe is found

David Kearns

Published 02/09/2016 | 02:30

'Sgt McCabe has commended gardaí after they returned a €1,400 ride-on lawnmower stolen from his back yard earlier this week'
'Sgt McCabe has commended gardaí after they returned a €1,400 ride-on lawnmower stolen from his back yard earlier this week'

Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe was among dozens of homeowners targeted by an organised gang focused on stealing cars across Dublin.

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Sgt McCabe has commended gardaí after they returned a €1,400 ride-on lawnmower stolen from his back yard earlier this week.

In the latest round of seizures as part of Operation Thor, gardaí took possession of eight vehicles, as well as drugs and stolen power tools, following a number of raids this week in Co Meath, Co Wexford and Co Wicklow.

In another garda raid on Tuesday morning, officers recovered a 2015 Audi A5, a 2010 Audi A4 Estate, a rigid inflatable boat and outboard motor, and three ride-on lawnmowers.

A source close to Sgt McCabe said that the gardaí involved in the raids had carried out "exceptional work".

In a follow-up search of a property in Summerhill, Co Meath, officers seized €80,000 worth of cannabis.

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