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Man arrested after dozens of cow and sheep stolen

75 cattle and 25 sheep were taken during the robbery.

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A MAN IN his 30s has been arrested by gardaí over the theft of dozens of cows and sheep earlier this year.

The arrest was made during a planned operation in Donegal this morning.

The robbery is believed to have taken place overnight between 24 and 25 June at a farm near Kilbeggan in Co Westmeath.

Between 9pm that night and 1.15pm the following day 75 cattle and 25 sheep were taken, estimated to be worth more than €100,000.

The couple told RTÉ News earlier this year that just four animals were left.

Niall and Christa Dillon offered a reward for the information on the robbery.

“It will take us a long time to replace and start again,” Christa said,”It has just destroyed the herd.”

The man is currently detained at Ballyshannon Garda Station.

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