Gardaí seize laptops worth €30,000 after raid in Dublin

Man in his 30s released without charge after 21 laptops, cash, documents, phones seized

Gardaí have seized laptops worth €30,000 and arrested a man following a raid on a premises in Dublin.

Gardaí attached to the Clontarf Detective Unit recovered the laptops during the search of a premises in the Clondalkin area on Monday.

Along with the 21 suspected stolen laptops, cash, documents and a number of mobile phones were also seized. The combined value of the items recovered is believed to be in excess of €30,000.

Preliminary enquiries have revealed that a number of the laptops were stolen following burglaries in the Dublin Metropolitan region within the past two months.

So far, 14 of the laptops have been matched with eight reported burglaries.

A man, aged in his 30s, was arrested in connection with this seizure and was detained at Clontarf Garda station on Tuesday.

He has since been released without charge. A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Gardaí will be reuniting the recovered property with the relevant owners in the coming days. Investigations are ongoing.