A MAN has been accused by gardai of withholding information about the murder of two cousins in a filling station forecourt in west Dublin last November.
Armed detectives arrested the suspect, who is in his early 30s, at a house in Kilbarrack on the northside of the city yesterday morning and he was being held last night at Finglas garda station.
The arrest followed searches of four houses in the capital as gardai stepped up their hunt for the killers of Mark Noonan (23) and Glen Murphy (19), who were gunned down at the Tesco station beside Clearwater shopping centre in Finglas at 11.42pm on November 23 last.
Last month gardai released a photograph of the two victims minutes before they were shot dead as a part of a fresh appeal to the public for help.
The two men were singled out by their killers after a tracker device was planted in the rear of Mr Noonan's car.
Gardai are examining the possibility that the wrong car was selected for the trace and that the cousins were innocent victims. Officers are also trying to track down the getaway car -- a dark 5-series, four-door BMW -- that had been fitted with cloned registration plates.
Neither of the victims was known to gardai as a gangland figure.
Yesterday's arrest was the first made by officers in connection with the murders. The suspect can be held for up to three days without charge.