Three arrested, €300,000 recovered and vehicles seized as Gardaí foil daring ATM raid

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Three arrested, €300,000 recovered and vehicles seized as Gardaí foil daring ATM raid

Scene of the attempted ATM raid in Virginia, Co Cavan

Gardaí recovered in excess of €300,000 and seized a number of vehicles following yesterday's foiled ATM raid in county Cavan. 

At 2:30am yesterday morning (Wednesday, August 14) detective and uniform gardaí from the Cavan/Monaghan Garda Division assisted by colleagues from the National Garda Units intercepted an attempted theft of an ATM at Main Street, Virginia.

Also read: Two men arrested as Gardaí foil attempted ATM robbery in Cavan

One 28 year old male was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Carrickmacross Garda Station.

A second 25 year old male was arrested in Virginia on Wednesday and is currently detained at Bailieborough Garda Station.

Gardaí are continuing to conduct enquiries to locate a third suspect.

The scene at Virginia was  technically examined by Scenes of Crime Examiners from Cavan/Monaghan Garda Division.

Also read: Gardaí arrest third man in connection to Virginia ATM theft attempt

Separately a connected search operation took place  at Moynalty, Co Meath. A 61 year old male was arrested during this operation and is currently detained at Kells Garda Station.

All three were arrested on suspicion of offences contrary to section 72 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006 and are detained in accordance with the provisions of section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.
 
During the search in Moynalty in excess of €300,000 was recovered. In addition a number of vehicles have been removed for further examination.

Gardaí are continuing to conduct an examination and search at this 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 pn Wednesday 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.