Friday 15 December 2017

Garda air support deployed as four men flee through fields following suspected burglaries

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FOUR men have been arrested following reports of numerous burglaries in Monaghan town yesterday.

At around 7.30pm gardai recieved reports of suspicious activity in the Rope Walk and Belgium Park areas of Monaghan.

Garda units were sent to investigate and on arrival they spotted a number of men exiting a house.

The men then fled through nearby fields.

During a search operation involving local uniform and detective units assisted by the Garda Air Support Unit, four men were arrested a short time later. 

A car was also seized by investigating Gardai during the operation.

All the men are aged in their late teens and early 20s.

All four were taken to Monaghan Garda Station where they are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

A technical and forensic examination has been carried out at the scene.

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