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Monaghan brothers jailed for their role in ATM robberies

Mar 4, 2022 15:03 By News Northern Sound
Monaghan brothers jailed for their role in ATM robberies Monaghan brothers jailed for their role in ATM robberies
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'Both were jailed for seven years and nine months today'

Three brothers have been jailed for their roles in a series of ATM robberies in counties Cavan, Monaghan and Meath.

They were part of an organised crime gang that managed to steal almost €800,000 from the walls of five banks and businesses in 2018 and 2019.

The court heard that on August 14th 2019, a digger was stolen from a building site in Virginia, Co Cavan and driven to a nearby hotel with a stolen jeep and trailer in convoy.

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The digger stopped at an ATM beside the hotel and its arm was extended when gardai moved in.

27-year-old Ciarán Duffy, from Loughnamore, Co Monaghan, jumped out of the digger and made a run for it.

He was found hours later hiding in a bush.

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His older brother, Gerard, fled from the jeep, but was arrested after a short chase.

A third suspect got away.

The eldest of the three brothers, Stephen Duffy (35) was caught leaving a yard in Co Meath a few days later.

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Over €100k was found in the car he was in.

The yard was described as "central to the activities of the criminal organisation" as money was counted and stored in a shed there.

Gerard and Ciarán were both jailed for seven years and nine months today, while Stephen received a four-year prison sentence.

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