Exclusive: Two arrested over car theft & fire in Muff

 

Two males have been arrested in connection with a car theft and fire in Muff in the early hours of this morning.

Gardai in Buncrana are investigating the incident of criminal damage by fire - it's believed that the car was stolen from Derry overnight.

The two males are currently in custody and are being questioned by Gardai.

The road between Sappagh and Derryveagh in Muff was closed for a time but has since reopened.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone who was in the area between 5.45am and 7.30am this morning and who witnessed anything suspicious are being urged to contact Gardai in Buncrana.

Any motorists who were in the area at the time and who may have dash cam footage are also being asked to get in touch.

*Update* - Latest Garda statement

Gardaí have arrested two men in connection with an incident of criminal damage which occurred at Sarragh, Muff, Co Donegal this Friday morning, November 6, 2020.

Gardaí received a report shortly before 8am this morning that a car, understood to be a red Peugeot, had been set alight at Sappagh.

Gardaí were aware that a car had been stolen in Derry City and may have travelled into Co Donegal.

Having arrived at the scene Gardaí arrested two males at Derryvane in connection with this criminal damage.

Gardaí are working in cooperation with the PSNI at Strand Road, who are investigating the burglary and theft of a red Peugeot car from a property in the Buncrana Road area of Derry City.
This incident is believed to have occurred shortly before 5am on November 6, 2020.

Both men arrested in Derryvane are in their early 20s and are currently detained at Buncrana Garda Station.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have information in relation to the movements of this car to contact them at Buncrana Garda Station on (074) 9320540.

In particular they are interested in hearing from anyone who was in the area of Bridge End and Sappagh between 7am and 8am this morning and who may have video footage, including dash cam footage.