Man to due in court following L’Kenny burglary and garda chase

Robbery, 92, Inch

A man is to appear before a sitting of Carrick-on-Shannon District Court today charged in connection with a series of road traffic offences which occurred following a burglary in Letterkenny yesterday morning.

Gardaí arrested four individuals in connection with a burglary, which occurred at a filling station in Tullygay, New Mills, Letterkenny shortly after 3am on Tuesday morning.

Gardaí were alerted to a car in the Churchill area which was subsequently located abandoned in Glenties.

Arising from this matter a co-ordinated checkpoint operation was put in place involving Gardaí from Ballyshannon, Milford and Letterkenny Districts.

During this operation a car drove through a checkpoint at Kilraine, Glenties, at approximately 11am.

A managed containment operation ensued and the car was apprehended by Gardaí in Donegal town.

Four people were arrested in connection with this matter, two men in their 50s and 40s and two women aged in their 30s & 20s.

The four were detained at Ballyshannon, Letterkenny and Milford Garda Stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

One man in his mid 40s has now been charged in connection with a number of road traffic offences and will appear before Carrick-on-Shannon District Court at 6pm this evening.

The other man and two women have since been released without charge.

Investigations are ongoing in relation to the burglary and a file will be submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions.