Saturday 23 June 2018

Two people arrested as €100K worth of suspected stolen jewellery seized

Kathy Armstrong

Jewellery worth €100,000 was seized yesterday by gardai and two people were arrested.

Gardai attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau discovered the jewellery, which is understood to be stolen, at a Dublin address.

A woman (30) with a UK address and a man (23) who has a Dublin address were arrested on suspicion of handling goods that are believed to have been stolen during burglaries.

They are being held at Tallaght Garda station, Dublin, pursuant to Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

They have both been charged and are due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice at 10.30am this morning.

As part of the Winter Phase of Operation Thor, gardai have been targeting gangs who they believed have been involved in burglaries and they have been arrests after 'get-away' vehicles were identified and intercepted.

A Garda spokesperson said: "An Garda Síochána encourages householders to be particularly vigilant during the winter months with most burglaries likely to occur between 5pm and 11pm.

"We would also encourage people to mark their property so if stolen and recovered it can be identified by the owner.”

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