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Three men arrested following attempted ATM robbery in Co Cavan overnight

In a follow-up operation, more than €300,000 was recovered.

The scene in Virginia this morning.
The scene in Virginia this morning.
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Updated Wed 7:38 PM

THREE PEOPLE HAVE been arrested following an attempted ATM robbery in Co Cavan overnight.

At 2.30am this morning, detective and uniform gardaí from the from the Cavan/ Monaghan Garda Divisions supported by Garda National Units intervened to stop the ATM robbery at Main Street, Virginia. 

An image shared by gardaí this morning shows a digger at the scene beside an ATM machine. 

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

A second 25-year-old man was arrested in Virginia this afternoon. He is currently detained at Bailieborough Garda Station. 

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

The scene at Virginia has been technically examined by scenes of crime examiners from the Cavan/Monaghan Garda Division. 

Connected operation

Separately, a connected search operation took place this morning at Moynalty, Co Meath. 

A 61-year-old man was arrested during the operation and is currently detained at Kells Garda Station. 

All three men were arrested on suspicion of offences contrary to Section 72 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006. They are being 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, according to gardaí. 

An incident room has been established at Bailieborough Garda Station. 

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who travelled the Virginia/Bailieborough Road and/or were in Virginia town between 1am and 3am this morning. 

They are particularly appealing to any driver with a vehicle with dashcam footage to contact the incident room at Bailieborough Garda Station on 042 969 4570, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.

With reporting by Ronan Duffy

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