Dundalk gardai probing link between four home burglaries
Gardai believe four burglaries that took place in Mount Avenue and Ard Easmuinn in the early hours of Saturday morning are related.
Two youths were detained by gardai and questioned in relation to the crimes on February 10.
Gardai are appealing for anyone who might have had items in their home or car taken on Saturday morning between 4 and 5am on Saturday morning to get in touch.
The first incident took place at 3:45am on the morning of the 10th February when the owner of a property heard a window being smashed.
Cash was taken from a purse in the victim's kitchen. A large kitchen knife was also taken.
Between 4 and 5am on Saturday morning a female was woken by a noise in her Mount Avenue home.
The woman found a male in her landing who was in possession of a large bread knife, which Gardai believe was stolen during the previous burglary.
The man took the keys of the woman's car and fled the property. He and the other assailant attempted to make a getaway in the vehicle but smashed into the pier of the home.
The assailants abandoned the car and fled the scene on foot.
On Saturday, February 10, a home on Mount Avenue, which had been unoccupied for a short period of time, was broken into.
The home's alarm started going off at 8:04pm after the back patio door was smashed. It is not known what was taken from the home yet.
The third incident took place around 4am on the morning of the 10th. Again, the two assailants broke into a home on Mount Avenue. A number of items were disturbed in the home but the burglars made away with nothing.