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Tuesday 21 October 2014

Thieves go wrong way 'round'

David Tucker

Published 08/04/2014 | 05:42

Duncannon Roundabout

RAIDERS drove in the face of oncoming traffic and went the wrong way around a roundabout in an attempt to shake off gardai who were pursuing them following a burglary in Murrintown.

RAIDERS drove in the face of oncoming traffic and went the wrong way around a roundabout in an attempt to shake off gardai who were pursuing them following a burglary in Murrintown.

However, they failed in their bid and were arrested at Starvehall in Wexford town after being brought to a stop following their dangerous manouevre at the Whitford roundabout (pictured). A garda spokesman said the 'pursuit' followed a report of a burglary in which a large amount od property had been taken at Kate's Cross, in Murrintown, at 7.35 p.m. last Monday night.

Two men were seen 'fleeing the house' and getting into a Silver Opel.

Gardai called to the scene of the burglary saw a car matching the description of the burglars' vehicle on the Duncannon Line. The car then took off as the officers approached it in their own vehicle.

The Opel headed towards Wexford and past the Mountain Bar.

It was observed carrying out dangerous overtaking manouevres and driving on the wrong side of the road before being brought to a halt on the outskirts of Wexford, at arounnd 8.10 p.m.

Three men were arrested. Gardai said all the stolen property – about €2,000 worth – had been returned to the homeowner.

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