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Gardaí investigating burglary at premises of its own armed unit

A base used by the Emergency Response Unit – the location of which is not being disclosed – was broken into on Sunday night.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING a burglary at a premises used by its own special armed intervention unit.

The premises used by its Emergency Response Unit was broken into between Sunday night and yesterday morning.

The Irish Daily Star, reporting the story this morning, said three flat-screen TVs were taken in the incident.

The burglary has left Gardaí in the unusual position of being unable to request the assistance of public witnesses in tracing the people behind the incident.

A Garda spokesman told TheJournal.ie that issuing an appeal for witnesses would require Garda authorities to disclose the location of the premises, which is deliberately not disclosed for operational reasons.

While the unit falls within the Special Detective Unit which is headquartered at Harcourt Street in Dublin, the premises from which the TVs were taken is a separate facility used for training and administrative purposes.

It is not clear whether the nature of the facility was known to the burglars.

However, anyone with information on the burglary has been asked to contact their local Garda station.

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