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Gardai arrest three following break-ins

Gardai have arrested three suspects and are searching for a fourth following a series of burglaries in South Sligo on Thursday.

A number of men allegedly entered various houses in the Ballymote/ Collooney/Ballisodare area on Thursday afternoon at approximately 1.40pm

One house was occupied by a 90 year old woman who was not at home but had her alarm activated.

Following the activation the intruders fled the scene in a silver Ford Focus.

A nationwide alert was issued for the vehicle and Gardai in Enfield backed up by the Air Support unit stopped a car shortly after 5pm.

Three men were arrested and the search is continuing for a fourth man.

The three are being held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Ballymote Garda Station.

It has been alleged that those arrested are linked to a west Dublin burglary gang.


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