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Attempted Burglary, (Ram Raid), Virginia, Co. Cavan.

Attempted Burglary, (Ram Raid), Virginia, Co Cavan.

Gardaí in Bailieboro are investigating the attempted burglary in which a vehicle was used to gain entry to a supermarket located on the Ballyjamesduff road, in Virginia, at approximately 4am on the 16th January 2009.

The investigating Gardaí believe that there were at least four raiders involved. On arrival one of the men disarmed a bollard at the shopping centre, in order that they could drive their cars right up to the shop front.

There were two cars involved, the first car was a gold BMW X5 with four doors with the back windows blackened out. This was stolen from a house in nearby, Kells, on the night of this incident.

The second car used was a blue Skoda Octavia RS, (high powered). This was stolen from Graiguecullen, Co. Carlow on the 8th December 2008.

The raiders used the BMW to ram the shop front. However while they had disabled the main alarm system, the fled the scene empty handed, when a back up alarm system activated.

The BMW was left at the scene, while the Skoda Octavia was found on fire in Shanco, Ballivor near to Trim, at 10pm on the same day.

 

Gardaí at Bailieboro Investigating           Telephone (042) 9665102