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Arrest in Naas, Kildare following burglaries in Mullingar, Westmeath on the 30/1/14

A 21 year old man is due to appear before Naas District Court this morning, the 31st January 2014 charged in relation to a number of burglaries in Mullingar and incidents of dangerous driving in the Naas area.

Between 5pm and 6 pm on the 30th January at least five houses in Mullingar were broken into.  Gardaí received reports of a black Saab motor car leaving the scene of these break-ins.

At about 9pm a car fitting this description was seen in the Naas area.  Local Garda units attempted to intercept this car, which crashed in the Sallins area.  One man was arrested at the scene and Gardaí believe two other men may have escaped.  Items of property were also recovered in the car.

The 21 year old is currently detained at Naas Garda station and will appear in court later today.