HUNT FOR KILLERS
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
THE PSNI is working with An Garda Síochána to investigate a possible link between a burnt out car that was discovered near Keady on Sunday and the murder of a garda in county Louth on Friday.
The vehicle was found in the Fews Forest on Sunday afternoon, around 25 miles from the scene of the shooting.
Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was shot dead by an armed gang while they robbed the Lordship Credit Union near Dundalk.
At around 9.30pm on Friday, January 25 Detective Gardas Adrian Donohoe and Joe Ryan were on cash escort duty at the Credit Union when a number of armed raiders approached Garda Donohoe.
One of the gang then shot the 41-year old father-of-two in the head without warning.
Garda Ryan was held at gunpoint while the gang continued the robbery.
They made off with around €4000, fleeing the scene in a dark coloured saloon car in the direction of Dundalk.
Gardai believe the killers may have turned onto the M1 but do not know if they headed north or south.
The Lordship Credit Union had previously been robbed in 2011 when thieves made off with €62,000.
Gardai have not ruled anything out at this stage but one possible line of inquiry is the involvement of an armed gang that have been behind a spate of robberies in the south Armagh/north Louth area.
Garda Donohoe, whose wife is also a member of An Garda Síochána, will be laid to rest tomorrow.
His funeral will be held in St Joseph's Redemptorist Church, Dundalk.
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