Eagle-eyed gardaí arrest suspects

Two women were detained at Granard Garda Station on suspicion of involvement in a string of robberies
Gardaí arrested two women on Monday suspected of being involved in a string of crimes over the weekend, writes Liam Cosgrove.

Gardaí arrested two women on Monday suspected of being involved in a string of crimes over the weekend, writes Liam Cosgrove.

Both were detained by officers in Granard in connection to the alleged forging of cheques at a series of shops in the north Longford town.

Detectives are also believed to have questioned the pair over the theft of a handbag, taken from a woman over the course of last weekend.

It’s understood the women had been residing at an address in Longford, but when officers spotted them in Granard early on Monday morning they quickly moved in and arrested them both.

The Leader has further learned several bench warrants had been issued for their arrest by various courts in recent weeks.

One of the women, with over 50 previous convictions to her name, had at least three warrants outstanding for her arrest before gardai caught up with the pair this week.

The duo appeared before a special sitting of Longford District Court on Monday evening before Judge Conal Gibbons.

One of the accused was granted bail despite Garda objections on the grounds bench warrants for her arrest were still due.

The other woman, meanwhile, was remanded in custody ahead of a scheduled court appearance yesterday (Tuesday).