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Carrickmacross burglary suspects arrested following high-speed chase

Jun 27, 2022 11:06 By News Northern Sound
Carrickmacross burglary suspects arrested following high-speed chase Carrickmacross burglary suspects arrested following high-speed chase
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Two men suspected of a burglary in Carrickmacross were arrested following high-speed motorway chase over the weekend.

A house was broken into in south Monaghan on Saturday evening and while no cash or items have been reported stolen at this time, an amount of damage was caused to the property.

Shortly after the burglary, a vehicle identified as being used in the incident came to the attention of Gardaí on the M1 in the Drogheda area.

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As the gang escaped they were intercepted by an armed unit on the motorway and crashed their car after suffering a blow-out.

Two men, aged in their 20s and late teens, were arrested and taken to Drogheda Garda Station where they are currently detained.

The Irish Independent is reporting that two other burglary gang suspects managed to flee from gardaí by stealing a car from another home for their getaway.

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Gardaí now believe they then broke into a property in the nearby Oldbridge area in Co Meath, where they stole a Renault Clio before driving back to Dublin.

Detectives believe the gang had been using an Audi RS6, fitted with false plates, to target homes across the country in recent weeks.

Investigations are ongoing.

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