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Three brothers jailed for roles in series of ATM robberies

Mar 4, 2022 13:03 By Shannonside News
Three brothers jailed for roles in series of ATM robberies Three brothers jailed for roles in series of ATM robberies
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Three brothers have been jailed for their roles in a series of ATM robberies in counties Cavan, Monaghan and Meath.

They were part of an organised crime gang that managed to steal almost €800,000 from the walls of five banks and businesses in 2018 and 2019.

On August 14th 2019, a digger was stolen from a building site in Virginia, Co Cavan and driven to a nearby hotel with a stolen jeep and trailer in convoy.

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The digger stopped at an ATM beside a nearby hotel and its arm was extended when gardai moved in.

27yo Ciarán Duffy, from Loughnamore, Co Monaghan, jumped out of the digger and made a run for it. He was found hours later hiding in a bush.

His older brother, Gerard, fled from the jeep, but was arrested after a short chase. A third suspect got away.

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The eldest of the three brothers, 35yo Stephen Duffy, was caught leaving a yard in Co Meath a few days later. Over €100k was found in the car he was in.

The yard was described as ‘central to the activities of the criminal organisation.” Money was counted and stored in a shed there

Gerard and Ciarán were both jailed for 7 years and nine months today, while Stephen received a four-year prison sentence.

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