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Minister commends cross-border response to Dundalk ATMs raid

Charlie Flanaghan.
Minister for Justice Charlie Flanaghan. Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons License.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has paid tribute to officers north and south of the border in their swift action in response to the theft of two ATMs from Clanbrassil Street in Dundalk in the early hours of Saturday morning.

PSNI officers arrested three men in the Crossmaglen area in the early hours of the morning after the raid on two ATMs at the Ulster Bank and AIB branches in the tow, located just yards from eachother. A cross-border chase ensued after Gardai from Dundalk intercepted the raiders, despite having to deal with an attempt to block their response from the station, with cars set on fire at the east and west side exits.

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In a statement, Minister Flanagan said, “I am glad to see both police services working so closely together across the border to investigate this robbery and want to commend them for their swift response and close cooperation.

“Both services are working flat out in difficult circumstances to help protect and support the public at this challenging time and, as always, they deserve our support and cooperation,” the Minister continued. “I would ask any member of the public with information to contact the Gardaí at Dundalk.”

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