GARDAI and the PSNI are trying to establish whether or not a jeep recovered in Derry was used in two ram raids in east Donegal overnight.
Just after midnight, a four-wheel-drive vehicle was rammed into the front of the Healthwise pharmacy in Newtowncunningham. Less than 20 minutes later, a similar incident occurred at Matt’s Takeaway in nearby Killea.
Entry was not gained to the pharmacy, however, a considerable amount of damage was caused to the shutter of the building.
In the Killea incident, the shutter was also rammed, the CCTV system was damaged and a till containing a small amount of cash was stolen from the premises. However, a small sum of money was recovered nearby later in the morning.
A spokesperson for Letterkenny Garda Station confirmed that the PSNI had recovered a jeep in Derry later in the morning and that one man had also been arrested.
Currently, both forces are trying to establish if they are connected to the Donegal incidents.
Anyone with information should contact Letterkenny Gardai on 074 91 67100.
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