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Saturday 21 April 2018

New Year's Eve break in at Piedmont

Thieves break in to Jenkinstown house on New Year's Eve

Gardai have continued their online campaign highlighting road traffic offences in the local area
Gardai have continued their online campaign highlighting road traffic offences in the local area

Olivia Ryan

Brazen thieves smashed through the front door of a house in Jenkinstown on New Year's Eve.

Dundalk gardai confirmed reports of the break in at around 6.20pm on Sunday.

A number of men broke through the front door of the house at Piedmont and began to ransack rooms upstairs.

The intruders had covered their faces, and were wearing gloves.

It was reported that a number of occupants of the house were at home at the time.

The gang stole a Nokia mobile phone before fleeing in a light coloured hatch-back car towards the direction of Jenkinstown Hill.

A 21-year-old male was arrested by gardai on suspicion of carrying an offensive weapon in Slieve Foy Park on New Year's Day. The weapon was reported to have been a stanley knife.

Two women were reported to have been injured during an 'altercation' on Clanbrassil Street during the early hours of New Year's Eve.

A man has been identified by gardai in relation to the incident which took place at around 3.45am.

Gardai are continuing to investigate a burglary in Martin's Pub in Riverstown on Christmas Eve.

Thieves were reported to have smashed a front window to gain entry to the premises at around 6.25am before stealing a small amount of cash and alcohol. Anyone with any information is asked to contact gardai on 042 93 35577 or 1800 666111.

Over the Christmas and new year period, the number of arrests in relation to public order offences was 12, while there were three drivers arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

Meanwhile, Gardai have continued with their online campaign highlighting road traffic offences, posting this latest incident on the M1.

The vehicle was stopped and seized on New Year's Eve along the motorway.

The driver, who was reported to have been on a mobile phone at the time had no insurance, and there was no tax or NCT on the car.

Prosecution is expected to follow.

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