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Car chase ends on N4 near Mullingar

Sunday, 8th December, 2013 8:57pm
Car chase ends on N4 near Mullingar

Arrests following burglary and dangerous driving, County Longford, December 7

Gardaí have arrested two males following a burglary at a shop in Ballinalee, County Longford yesterday evening, December 7.

At approximately 5.50pm a lone male entered a shop on Main Street, Ballinalee and stole a sum of money. The male then left the scene in a waiting car with two other occupants.

A garda patrol car responding to the call observed the car as it left the scene and indicated for it to stop, it failed to do so.

The suspect car was followed by two garda cars from Ballinalee, into County Leitrim, during which it rammed one of the garda cars on a number of occasions.

The suspect car was successfully stopped on the N4 near Mullingar with the assistance of local garda units.

A 30-year-old male was arrested at the scene and following a lengthy search with the assistance of the Garda Air Support Unit, a 19-year-old second male was also arrested. One suspect remains at large.

Both males were detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984, one at Granard Garda Station and one at Longford Garda Station.

They are both expected to appear before Longford District Court in the morning (December 9) charged in connection with this incident.

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