€250k of suspected stolen bicycles found, seized by gardai

116 bicycles found in a container in Newcastle

Conor McHugh

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Conor McHugh

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conor@leinsterleader.ie

€250k of suspected suspected bicycles found, seized by gardai

A selection of the bikes found in the container

Gardai have found an estimated €250,000 worth of suspected stolen bikes in a container over the Dublin border in Newcastle.

Gardaí in Pearse Street conducted a search yesterday morning, Thursday, December 26 of a container at Allotments in Newcastle, and located 116 bicycles suspected to be stolen property.

A search warrant was obtained by Gardaí from Pearse Street following ongoing investigations into the theft of bikes in the city centre. Dublin Fire Brigade assisted Gardaí in obtaining entry into a 40 foot container and located pedal cycles of all makes and models.

All items in the container were seized pending further technical examination. It is estimated that the value of the items is approximately €250,000 owing to the uniqueness and specialisation of the items.

Gardaí from the Street Crime Unit in Pearse Street will endeavour to identify the rightful owners of the pedal cycles in due course and the items that are not returned to owners will be circulated via media in the coming weeks.

Investigations are ongoing.

The scene inside the container