CO CAVAN, Ireland - It was a busy day Thursday for Detective and Uniform Gardaí from the Cavan/Monaghan Garda Division assisted by colleagues from the National Garda Units.
As a result, a robbery of an ATM was foiled, three people are now in custody, a crime scene has been forensically examined, and a search has been undertaken which has unearthed incriminating evidence.
The day began at 2:30am on Thursday when the Garda units intercepted an attempted theft of an ATM at Main St. Virginia.
A 28-year old man was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Carrickmacross Garda Station.
A second man, 25 years old, was arrested in Virginia Thursday afternoon and is currently detained at Bailieborough Garda Station.
The scene at Virginia was technically examined by Scenes of Crime Examiners from Cavan/Monaghan Garda Division.
Separately a connected search operation took place Thursday morning at Moynalty, Co. Meath. A 61-year old man was arrested during this operation and is currently detained at Kells Garda Station. During the search in Moynalty in excess of €300,000 was recovered. In addition a number of vehicles were removed for further examination. Gardai say they are continuing to conduct an examination and search at the location.
This remains a live investigation and it is anticipated that further searches will be carried out in the immediate future.
An incident room has been established at Bailieborough Garda Station.
Gardai are appealing for anyone who travelled the Virginia/Bailieborough Road and/or were in Virginia town between 0100hrs – 0300hrs on Thursday morning particularly any driver with a vehicle with dashcam footage to contact the incident room at Bailieborough Garda Station (042) 9694570, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. (File photo).