Spate of robberies in Newbridge

Gardai are investigating burglaries.
GARDAI in Newbridge have arrested two men in connection with a break-in at a house a local estate on Monday, April 22 at 9.30am.

GARDAI in Newbridge have arrested two men in connection with a break-in at a house a local estate on Monday, April 22 at 9.30am.

Two patrol cars went to the scene and the two young men were arrested while trying to escape.

“The two men are being detained at Newbridge garda station,” said Sgt Seamus Rothwell.

“They were caught while running away from the house. Three men were at the scene and we are out searching for the other one. We don’t know yet what was taken.”

Meanwhile a house at Barrettown Lawns was raided on Saturday, Apil 20 between 7.30pm and 10.30pm. The occupants were away at the time and raiders gained entry by forcing the front door. A quanity of jewellery and US dollars were taken and gardai are asking local banks and credit unions to be on the look out for anyone who may enter with US dollars that may look suspicious.

Later that evening at 10pm a break-in took place at St Conleth’s Vocational School when a young man entered the school via a window. Gardai apprehended the intruder just after he broke in and he was arrested. The investigation is on-going.

On April 19 a homeowner of a house in Morristown Estate returned home to find the house had been ransacked between the hours of 6.30pm and 2.30am while on the same day a house in College Orchard was also ransacked between 12 midday and 9.30pm.

Meanwhile a man was stopped by gardai on 18 April in Dara Park and searched for drugs.He was found to have a small quantity of canabis on his person which was seized by gardai.

Later that night gardai were called to a fire started suspiciously in a vacant house in Roseville at 3am. The investigation is ongoing and no body was injured in the blaze.

- Paula Campbell