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Two juveniles detained after Newbridge house raid and helicopter chase

Broken wall following the car chase in Pairc Muire Newbridge. Photo. Jimmy Fullam.

Broken wall following the car chase in Pairc Muire Newbridge. Photo. Jimmy Fullam.

Gardai in Newbridge are appealing for witnesses to come forward in relation to a robbery of a house in Pairc Mhuire on Tuesday, December 3 at 4.45am, by two juveniles who have since been arrested.

The two juveniles, who are from the greater Dublin area have since been charged and brought before the court in relation to the incident.

They are also being investigated by gardai from other areas for similar type of offences elsewhere.

Gardai responded to a call and received support from the gardai helicopter around 5am. The two young males were located near the River Liffey after their get away car went through a wall along the River Liffey opposite Eyre St.

They were later detained at Newbridge Garda Station.

“The house was occupied at the time gardai were alerted and all items stolen in the raid have since been recovered,” said Sgt Bernard Clinch speaking after the incident on Tuesday

“Gardai looked for backup from the air support unit in Baldonnell. It was considered a high priority incident to help look for the suspects in relation to the burglary. The helicopter is fitted with heat seeking equipment that responds to body heat. A small amount of property was stolen but has since been recovered.”

In separate incidents, a number of houses in Newbridge were raided on Wednesday December 4 last between 8am and 7.30pm. One man was arrested in connection with a burglary in the College Farm area. He is currently before the courts in relation to the incident in which a number of electronic items were stolen.

Gardai are also appealing for witnesses to a raid on a house in Walshestown Abbey.

Two men were seen running from the house at 8.30pm and a large quantity of cash was taken -045 431212 Newbridge garda station

 

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