TWO women arrested in Waterford and Wexford in relation to alleged thefts at shops in Co Donegal have absconded after being released on garda bail.
The women – aged 46 and 44 – were detained as part of a huge garda operation in Wexford and Waterford on Tuesday.
They were released on €200 garda bail on Tuesday evening and were due to appear at Glenties court yesterday.
Nora O’Reilly, who is 44 and with an address at The Cresent, Beaumont Heights, Ferrybank, Waterford, Ann Marie O’Donoghue, a 46-year-old from Brownswood, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, failed to appear in court.
Garda Dylan Conroy told Glenties District Court that each of the women faced charges relating to alleged thefts at two shops in Ardara on September 12, 2015.
He said the alleged incidents happened at Bonner’s Gift Shop and at McCabe’s shop on main street.
Both women had made no comment when the charges were put to them at Enniscorthy Garda Station on Tuesday.
Judge Paul Kelly asked Garda Conroy what the arrests related to.
Garda Conroy said: “Both women were detained as part of a major operation targeting crime in Wexford and Waterford. There were more than 80 gardaí involved.”
Judge Kelly agreed to a request from Supt Colm Nevin to revoke the bail bonds and issue warrants for the arrest of both women.