Sunday 25 September 2016

Two men charged over burglary offences in Dundalk

David Kearns

Published 22/11/2015 | 13:50

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Two men have been charged in connection with a burglary in Dundalk.

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The two men, aged 33 and 34 years, appeared before a special sitting of Dundalk District Court this morning at 11:30 am.

Gardaí investigating a burglary in the Carroll Mead area of Dundalk on Saturday afternoon arrested the two men after stopping and searching their car.

Both men were detained at Dundalk Garda Station.

Following their appearance before court this morning, the two men were remanded in custody to appear at Dundalk District Court at a later date.

Elsewhere, Gardaí at Store Street have arrested two men, aged 28 and 30 in connection with burglary related offences in North Dublin.

An example of the items seized by Gardaí following arrests in Dublin in connection with theft or burglary
An example of the items seized by Gardaí following arrests in Dublin in connection with theft or burglary
An example of the items seized by Gardaí following arrests in Dublin in connection with theft or burglary

On Saturday afternoon shortly after 12.15 pm Gardaí stopped and searched a car and its two male occupants on the northside of the city centre.

During the search Gardaí reportedly found a "number of articles which may be used in the course of or in connection with theft or burglary".

The two men were arrested and are currently being detained at Store Street Garda Station.

Following further, planned, searches of premises in Dublin 6 and 8 Gardaí recovered a number of "sophisticated articles" which could assist in connection with theft and burglary.

"These were signal devices that are used by criminal groups," said a Garda spokesperson.

These 'jammers' can be used for blocking signals such as GSM and GPS, as well as mobile and landline phones and house and car alarms.

These arrests come after Gardaí detained and charged two men following an early morning burglary in Co Cavan yesterday morning.

The men aged in their 20's and 30's were detained by detectives at a business premises on Main Street, Kingscourt at around 1am.

When the Gardaí arrived at the scene, they were confronted by three men who were subsequently arrested.

One of the men has been released without charge.

These arrests were made as part of Operation Thor - a new national anti-crime programme targeting organised crime gangs and repeat offenders.

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