Four people have been arrested following an attempted burglary in Letterkenny and subsequent cross-county chase.
Gardaí have confirmed the arrest of two men and two women following an attempted burglary at Kernans filling station in Tullygay, on the outskirts of Letterkenny, after 3.20am this morning. No entry was gained to the building, however shutters at the front of the premises were damaged.
The suspects fled the scene. Gardaí were alerted to a car in the Churchill area, of the Milford District. This car was subsequently located abandoned in Glenties, West Donegal.
Arising from reports of an unauthorised taking in West Donegal, a coordinated checkpoint operation was put in place involving Gardaí from Ballyshannon, Milford and Letterkenny Districts.
A managed containment operation ensued after a car drove through a checkpoint at Kilraine, Glenties, at approximately 11am.
Garda squad cars were reported in parts of Donegal throughout the morning, before the chase was brought to a halt near Donegal Town. Four people were arrested in connection with the attempted burglary, two men (aged in their 50s & 40s) and two women (aged in their 30s & 20s).
The four are currently being detained at Ballyshannon, Letterkenny and Milford Garda Stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
Investigations are ongoing.
“We would like to thank the public for any assistance given,” a garda spokesperson said.