Caravan and jeep seized in connection with ‘mid-Leinster’ burglaries – Kilkenny Live

Gardai has arrested a man and seized a Toyota Land Cruiser jeep as part of a robbery investigation in central Leinster.

According to Garda headquarters, Gardai in Kildare arrested a man on Wednesday 1 February, targeting criminal activity suspected of involvement in a robbery in the central Leinster area under Operation Tor. A number of vehicles were seized as part of the investigation.

Detectives intercepted a vehicle believed to be carrying stolen goods in Athy District around 10:50 am on Wednesday, February 1, the statement said.

A man in his late 20s was arrested at the scene and detained at Kildare Garda railway station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

A suspected stolen caravan is seized by the Gardai. In a follow-up investigation, Gardai seized a 231 Toyota Land Cruiser, also suspected of criminal proceeds.

Investigation is ongoing.

According to Gardai, Operation Toll, which began in November 2015, is expected to see an increase in robberies and related criminal activity, which typically occur during the winter months, by conducting targeted law enforcement and prevention activities. designed to deal with

“Since its introduction in 2015, this initiative has been successful in reducing winter burglary rates and significantly reduced property-related crime,” said the guard.

The winter phase of Operation Toll commenced in September 2022.

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