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Foiled ATM raid suspect questioned in hospital

A 28-year-old man was still being questioned in the Republic last night after his arrest last Wednesday at a foiled ATM robbery
A 28-year-old man was still being questioned in the Republic last night after his arrest last Wednesday at a foiled ATM robbery

By Ken Foy

A 28-year-old man was still being questioned in the Republic last night after his arrest last Wednesday at a foiled ATM robbery.

The man remained in custody but was being treated in hospital yesterday following his dramatic arrest last week alongside his close relative. This man, a 25-year-old, was released without charge yesterday evening.

A 61-year-old uncle of the detained men was released without charge from Kells Garda Station in Co Meath early on Friday.

This man had been arrested at Moynalty, Co Meath, at the same time that armed officers intercepted a three-man gang in Virginia, Co Cavan, on Wednesday.

Over €300,000 was seized by gardai when they searched the location in Co Meath.

This cash is believed to have been proceeds of other ATM robberies earlier this year.

The uncle and his two nephews are understood to all live in the same house on the Armagh/Monaghan border. They are all suspected of being key members of a gang who have close links to the killers of Garda Adrian Donohoe. A fourth suspect managed to escape and is understood to be in hiding in a border location.

Gardai believe the gang got "spooked" ahead of the botched raid after noticing garda activity in the rural town.

The gang is suspected of up to half a dozen cross-border ATM raids this year in a spree investigated by specialist gardai and PSNI officers.

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