Gardaí investigating this morning’s attempted ATM theft in Dunleer, the second such crime in two months, have asked for anyone who may have witnessed any irregular activity in the Ardee, Dunleer, Stabannon areas of County Louth between 4:00-5:00am this morning to get in touch.
Members of An Garda Síochána attached to the Garda Armed Support unit intercepted an attempted ATM Theft on Dunleer Main Street at approximately 4.30am this morning, 15th January.
Members were patrolling the area at the time managed to intercept the attempted theft and a pursuit ensued onto the N1 in which the culprits made their way over the border. The PSNI are assisting An Garda Síochána in their searches.
Ardee GArdaí are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed a tractor pulling a low-loader and excavator in those areas at this time.
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Gardaí would also like to speak to anyone who can assist in locating a white pick-up 4x4 that is believed to have been used in the incident. The vehicle drove towards the M1 motorway and is believed to have travelled towards Northern Ireland. This vehicle may have damage to the rear.
A twin axel flatbed trailer was recovered at the scene and Gardaí are attempting to locate its owner. Gardaí are appealing for any individual who had a trailer stolen in the recent past but may not have reported it, to contact the incident room in Ardee.
Gardaí are appealing to any road users who may have camera footage of the incident to contact the incident room in Ardee on 041 687 11137, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.