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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

17 cars broken into in overnight "rampage" in Co Meath

One youth is suspected with gardaí following “a definite line of inquiry”.

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GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING a series of overnight car break-ins in Co Meath.

The break-ins happened in Trim on the west-side of the county in the early hours of Thursday morning.

In the region of 17 cars were damaged during the incident, with windows being smashed in each, in at least eight separate estates in the town.

No arrests have yet been made according to a Garda spokesman.

Speaking to, local Fine Gael councillor Noel French said that the incident was “a rare event, but awful for the people concerned”.

“It seems to have been one young man who has gone on a rampage in different parts of the town, and robbery wasn’t necessarily the main thing on his mind,” he said.

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Many of the cars had nothing taken out of them.

French added that such an event is “rare, certainly on this scale, in the town”.

“This kind of thing tends to come in phases. There’s talk of adding in new CCTV cameras I believe.”

So far as I know there is one young man in this incident who has been captured on CCTV, and gardaí are following a definite line of inquiry.

Anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the town is asked to to contact gardaí at Trim on 046 9481540.

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