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26/07/2021

Sligo gardai disrupt criminal activity and recover €17,800 worth of stolen property

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€17,800 worth of stolen property recovered this week

Gardaí in Sligo have disrupted ongoing criminal activities in Sligo, Leitrim and North Mayo, after recovering €17,800 worth of stolen property this week.

On Wednesday last March 25, 2020 Gardai from Sligo and Ballymote Districts conducted an operation targeting individuals involved in stealing property from commercial properties in counties Sligo, Leitrim and Mayo.
 
The operation followed the theft of more than €23,000 worth of tools and equipment from four separate businesses in the region. These occurred between March 23, and March 25, 2020.
 
In the course of this operation Gardaí intercepted individuals engaged in criminal activities in a remote location in Co Sligo.
 
An Garda Siochana carried out a number of searches, seized two vehicles believed to have been used in the commission of a crime, recovered €17,800 worth of stolen property, and seized assorted items and electronic equipment.
 
Supt John Lawless of Ballymote Garda Station, County Sligo said, "Investigations are ongoing and further actions are planned as part of this operation. We are satisfied that we have disrupted criminal activities, which has been operating in County Sligo, Leitrim and Mayo”.

This investigation is ongoing and to date no arrests have been made, however Gardaí are satisfied they have a definite line of enquiry.
 
"I want to reassure the public that our members are patrolling on a 24 hour basis and that our service to the public hasn’t been effected by the COVID-19 crisis,” Supt Lawless said.

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