Gardaí appeal for witnesses after theft and subsequent recovery of 4X4

An appeal for witnesses has been made by An Garda Síochána in relation to the theft of a 4X4 in Co. Westmeath over the weekend.

The vehicle was stolen on Saturday afternoon (September 19), but was subsequently located a short time later, according to Gardaí.

In a brief statement, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said: “Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance following a burglary that occurred shortly after 1:30pm in the Ballinea area of Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, on Saturday, September 19.

It is believed that a jeep that was located a short time later in a public carpark at the Royal Canal, Grange South Mullingar, was taken during the incident.

“Gardaí are appealing for anyone with any information or any person with camera [dash-cam] footage, particularly anyone who was in the Ballinea area of Mullingar or any person that availed of the carpark facilities at the Royal Canal, Grange South Mullingar, between 12:00 and 2:00pm on September 19 to [get in touch].”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mullingar Garda Station on: 044-9384000; the Garda Confidential Line on: 1800-666111; or any Garda station.

4X4 and quad stolen in Monaghan

Meanwhile, members of An Garda Síochána are investigating after a 4X4 and a quad bike were taken in two overnight raids which occurred in Co. Monaghan.

The thefts are believed to have occurred in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, September 22), according to Gardaí.

In a brief statement to AgriLand, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

Gardaí are investigating the theft of a jeep from a property in Scotshouse, in the early hours of [yesterday morning], Tuesday, September 22.

“They are also investigating the theft of a quad bike from a property in Rockcorry, Co. Monaghan, that occurred overnight.

“No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing,” the spokesperson added.