Friday 24 October 2014

Garda dragged along road by car in getaway by thieves

Conor Kane

Published 08/08/2014 | 02:30

He suffered arm injuries in the incident and is currently being treated at South Tipperary General Hospital
He suffered arm injuries in the incident and is currently being treated at South Tipperary General Hospital

A garda was injured after being dragged along the road by a getaway car when he and a colleague stopped an attempted burglary taking place in broad daylight.

Gardaí have issued an appeal for information on two men, believed to be from Dublin, who were trying to break into a private house at Davis Road in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, at about 10.30am yesterday.

It's understood they were using a crowbar to force the window of the house, which was unoccupied at the time.

They were apprehended by two gardaí who were on routine patrol and immediately got into a sky-blue Nissan Almera, registration number starting 04-D.

One of the gardaí tried to stop the men from driving away but it is understood he was injured when he got stuck between the car door and the main body of the car and was dragged a short distance by the car as the men made their escape.

He suffered arm injuries in the incident and is currently being treated at South Tipperary General Hospital.

Gardaí have launched a search for the two culprits who are believed to be from the Dublin area and are both aged in their early 20s. One of the men is described as having "distinctive red hair with an unusual-looking fringe". They drove off in the Waterford direction from Clonmel.

It is not known why they were trying to break into a particular house. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact gardai in Clonmel on 052 6177640.

Irish Independent

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