Three arrests in burglary investigation

Three men were arrested by Gardai on the M4 near Kinnegad yesterday evening as part of the investigation into a number of burglaries earlier in the day in Sligo, while one man remains at large. The three men were arrested by Gardai as part of ongoing operations targeting organised criminal groups involved in burglary and related crime.

At approximately 1.40pm yesterday, Gardaí disturbed a number of intruders following an alarm activation at a house in the Collooney area of Sligo. The intruders fled from Gardaí in a car. Details of the incident were circulated nationally.

During a follow up operation involving a Garda unit from Special Crime Operations assigned to Operation Thor, supported by the Air Support Unit a car was stopped on the M4 near Kinnegad shortly before 5pm.  Three of the occupants of the car were arrested. However, one fled and remains at large.

Locally Meath Crime Prevention put out an alert yesterday evening that they were looking for a male around Clonard village and asking people to let them know if they spot a male in the fields. He has not yet been apprehended. Gardai have thanked everyone who kept an  eye out and shared the post.

The men who were arrested, two aged in their 20s and one in his 30s, were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Ballymote Garda Station for questioning and can be detained for up to 24 hours.

The investigation is ongoing.