Athlone burglaries: Gardai looking for black Audi

Gardai investing recent burglaries in Athlone are asking the public to be on the lookout for a black Audi car which was seen "acting suspiciously" near some of the premises that were targeted.

A black Audi A4, with a number of occupants, was seen by the Gardai in the Woodville area shortly after 8pm yesterday (Monday) evening, and it then sped off on the motorway in the direction of Dublin.

Three break-ins were reported in the Barrymore/Kiltoom area last week, and other burglary incidents were reported in Woodville and other areas of the town recently.

Sergeant Andrew Haran said it was believed the black Audi, which had false licence plates, was "linked to five burglaries in the Athlone area over the last while," and that it may have been used in crimes elsewhere in the Midlands also.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Athlone Garda Station on 09064 98550

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