Deliveroo cyclist alleges theft during Garda search at her Dublin home

One garda involved in search said it was legitimate operation as part of his work

The female delivery cyclist has claimed she was stopped and spoken to by two men who presented as Garda members before they went to her home and carried out a search there. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The female delivery cyclist has claimed she was stopped and spoken to by two men who presented as Garda members before they went to her home and carried out a search there. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

 

A Deliveroo cyclist has alleged items, including money, were stolen from her home when two men who identified themselves as Garda members searched the property in Dublin.

The female delivery cyclist has claimed she was stopped and spoken to by two men who presented as Garda members before they went to her home and carried out a search there.

After the search she claimed a number of items, including money, were missing. She suspected the two men were not Garda members and so she contacted her local station and made a complaint alleging theft.

The woman worked with investigators to formulate evo-fits – similar to sketch drawings – of the two men she interacted with.

When the drawings were finalised and circulated to Garda stations, one of the gardaí involved in the search identified himself as one of the men in the drawings.

He has said it was a legitimate search operation as part of his work and the colleague he was with at the time was also identified. The woman’s allegations were now being reviewed within the force, the Garda has said.

“A senior officer is currently carrying out a scoping exercise into the circumstances of an interaction with a member of An Garda Síochána to assess whether any issues of criminality or discipline arise. No determination has been made at this time,” Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin, said in reply to queries.