Gardaí Move In On Gang ATM Thieves

Some 13 people have been arrested in connection with the theft of Auto Telling Machines in the South Eastern and Eastern Regions.

The arrests were made as part of a Garda operation this morning investigating organised crime, led by Assistant Commissioner's National Support Services.

The investigation was focusing on the theft of ATM machines from business premises in the regions, and culminated this morning in a number of searches and a series of arrests being made.

Detectives from the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, including the Organised Crime Unit, along with detectives from the Eastern and South Eastern Regions were involved in the operation.

A total of 13 suspects were arrested, including ten males and three females, while 23 searches were carried out. The arrests and searches took place in a number of locations in Counties Carlow, Wexford, Kilkenny, Dublin and Meath.

Those arrested have been detained in a number of Garda stations, with eight of those arrested being held under the Criminal Justice Act and five under the Offences Against the State Act.

The Garda Stations involved are Enniscorthy, New Ross, Gorey, Kilkenny, Thomastown, Carlow, Kells, Finglas, Clondalkin and Ballyfermot.


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