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Two rifles recovered from haul stolen at gun shop

TWO rifles from a haul of at least 20 firearms stolen from a gunshop have been recovered.

The weapons were found in a stolen car in Ballyfermot, south Dublin, last Tuesday less than a week after the registered store had been burgled.

The shop, Wicklow Country Sports Ltd, in the Coolawinna Park area of Ashford, Co Wicklow, was raided in the early hours of Saturday, September 8.

Five men are believed to have carried out the break-in. It is understood the robbers got into the building by opening up the roof.

Among the firearms stolen from the store were shotguns and .22 calibre rifles used by hunters.

Gardai said that the two guns recovered were found in the boot of a stolen car.

No arrests were made and it is understood no-one was in the car at the time.