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Two men charged with stealing cash machines in Dundalk

Garda officers were still at the crime scene on Sunday. Credit: Virgin Media

Two men have been charged in connection with the theft of two cash machines in Dundalk, Co Louth.

The PSNI has charged the pair aged, 24 and 29 with handling stolen property stolen in the Republic and possession of criminal property.

The ATMs were stolen from two bank branches on Main Street at 3.30am on Saturday morning.

Both suspects are due to appear at Craigavon Magistrates Court on Monday.

Another man who was arrested alongside the pair was released unconditionally on Sunday morning.

The suspects were intercepted by officers from the Garda Armed Support Unit and chased across the border into Northern Ireland.

During the pursuit, a trailer containing the ATMs was recovered by officers from the PSNI in Mullabawn, Co Armagh.

The men were subsequently arrested in a property in the Crossmaglen area by officers from the PSNIs Armed Response Unit.

Gardaí said two vehicles were set alight at Dundalk Garda station to hinder the response to the incidents.

Garda officers were still at the crime scene on Sunday. Credit: Virgin Media