Gardaí in Dundalk arrested three individuals on Thursday night last (30th), in connection with burglaries carried out in the Blackrock area of County Dublin
The three men were arrested on the outskirts of Dundalk after abandoning their vehicle at Junction 18 (Dundalk North/Carlingford) of the M1 motorway following a pursuit from Junction 15 of the M50.
One Garda was also injured in the operation, which concluded close to the Doylesfort Road. A spokesman said: 'Gardaí on patrol in Tallaght, observed a car acting in a suspicious manner. Following reports of a number of burglaries in the Blackrock area, Gardaí on night patrols, with the assistance of the Air Support Unit monitored traffic and carried out patrols of the area.'
'Gardaí observed this vehicle again on the M50 at Junction 13 and a managed Garda pursuit ensued. Four occupants abandoned the offending vehicle on the M1 at junction 18 and fled on foot towards fields nearby.
'Three males, one aged in his 20s, another in his late teens and one male youth also in his late teens, were also arrested a short distance away.' They were detained at Dundalk Garda Station.
'A fourth occupant of the car is still being sought by Gardaí in connection with this incident. It's believed the car involved in this incident is the subject of an unauthorised taking in the UK jurisdiction.'
'One Garda member was taken to hospital with minor injuries and has since been released.'
Property from one burglary in Blackrock was recovered on the M50 by Gardaí.