Investigators are trying to identify the vehicle involved in the break-in at a popular garda sports club in west Dublin last weekend.
Thieves break into several containers in Westmanstown Garda sports field outside Lucan.
It is believed the perpetrator used a cordless angle grinder to cut locks and hinges from a container last Saturday.
They have had success with some mountain bikes that have Garda unmarked problems. The cost of the stolen bikes is estimated at around €4,000.
According to garda sources, the thieves also made thousands of euros in land holding tools, including chainsaws, wire cutters and lawn mowers.
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It is understood the thieves accessed the property from the rear, where there were no CCTV cameras.
They drove through a neighboring field, parking in the field before getting off to walk to the property.
They traveled far in what investigators believe was a pickup truck.
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Detectives are analyzing CCTV from the local surroundings to identify the vehicle and track its movements.
In a statement, the Garda Press Office this weekend said that “no arrests have been made in connection with the incident”.
A spokesman for Dublin The Metropolitan Garda Recreation Club said the break-in resembled a personal attack on members of a club and “an attack on the heart of the club”.
He said the club and the pitch are sponsored by members, including serving and retired people as well as civilians.
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