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Wednesday 17 January 2018

Man (26) arrested after masked men enter house, steal Mercedes and crash vehicle

Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Gardai are investigating an incident in which two masked men entered a house and stole a Mercedes car before one of them crashed the vehicle soon afterwards.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested following the incident.

The pair of masked men entered a house at Charlemont, Griffith Avenue, Marino, Dublin 3 in the early hours of this morning.

They took the keys of a Mercedes car before leaving the scene in the Mercedes and a Mitsubishi Colt. There were no injuries sustained.

Gardai were called about the incident and observed both vehicles travelling on the M3 outbound.

A short time later the driver of the Mercedes, a 26-year-old male, lost control and crashed the car in the Damastown Industrial Estate.

He fled from the scene but was arrested a short time later.

He is currently detained at Clontarf Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 – Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Investigations are continuing.

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