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Man charged after gardaí recover €3k bike stolen at Dublin Ironman triathlon

Cathal McMahon

Published 17/08/2016 | 06:46

Competitors race onto their bikes after their swim in Dun Laoghaire harbour as two thousand athletes take part in the IRONMAN 70.3 Dublin triathlon event. Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images for Ironman
Competitors race onto their bikes after their swim in Dun Laoghaire harbour as two thousand athletes take part in the IRONMAN 70.3 Dublin triathlon event. Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images for Ironman

Gardaí have charged a man and recovered a valuable bicycle stolen after the recent Ironman 70.3 staged in Dublin.

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Independent.ie has learned that gardaí were conducting a checkpoint on Jamestown Road, Finglas, late on Monday when they stopped a car.

Competitors race into the water as they start their swim in Dun Laoghaire harbour as two thousand athletes take part in the IRONMAN 70.3 Dublin triathlon event on August 14, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images
Competitors race into the water as they start their swim in Dun Laoghaire harbour as two thousand athletes take part in the IRONMAN 70.3 Dublin triathlon event on August 14, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Officers searched the vehicle and recovered a bicycle, valued at €3,000.

The bicycle seized is used for road racing and was stolen on Sunday in the Navan Road, Dublin 15 area. It had been used by one of the 2,500 competitors in the 70.3 mile triathlon which took place in Dublin over the weekend.

The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was arrested and detained at Finglas Garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 as amended.

He was later charged in connection with the investigation and released from Garda custody on bail to appear before Blanchardstown District Court next month.

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