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Five men arrested and three cars seized in garda swoop on gang

One of the cars seized in the operation (All pics: FB/AnGardaSiochana)
One of the cars seized in the operation (All pics: FB/AnGardaSiochana)

Gardai seized three cars and arrested five men in a sting on a Limerick burglary gang over the course of yesterday evening and this morning.

Gardai targeting an organised crime gang, believed to be responsible for a number of burglaries in Limerick city and county in recent weeks, have made arrests and seized property.

Yesterday evening, gardai from Roxboro Road arrested a 27-year-old male, found to be driving a vehicle (142-reg BMW), which was one of two vehicles stolen overnight in a burglary in the Castletroy area of the city.

Some of the items seized by gardai in a house raid as part of the investigation

The other vehicle (141-reg VW) was recovered in a follow-up search.

As part of this Operation Thor investigation, gardai also recovered a 142-reg Nissan Qashqai, stolen in a separate burglary in the southside of the city.

Two laptops were also seized in the second swoop.

In a follow-up planned operation this morning, four males aged between 17 and 20 years were also arrested  in relation to this investigation.

All five males are currently detained at various stations in Limerick city and county pursuant to Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007.