Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a gold coloured BMW jeep was involved in a hit and run road traffic collision with an Irish Prison Services van on the N2 at Clontibret yesterday evening.
At around 6.45pm, a gold coloured BMW X5, was in collision with the prison van and no injuries have been reported at this time.
The BMW X5 left the scene and was found burnt out a short distance away on the N2.
Gardaí says they're satisfied that a number of individuals were observed leaving the scene of the burnt out vehicle in a grey / black Audi A4, with Northern Ireland registration plates.
Gardaí are also satisfied that the BMW X5 may have been stolen in a burglary in Ashbourne, Co. Meath on the 15th May 2022.
The correct registration of the BMW X5 is 04D77272.
However, at the time of the hit and run collision, the BMW was bearing false registration plates 06D520.
An incident room has been established at Monaghan Garda Station.
Gardaí are appealing for any persons with any information on this incident to provide this information to the investigation team.
In particular, gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of the N2 at Clontibret between 5.30 and 7pm yesterday evening.
They're also appealing to anyone in the vicinity of Monaghan town between 9am and 7pm yesterday, who may have seen a gold BMW X5, registration 06D520, or a grey / black Audi A4 with Northern Ireland registration plates.