Three teenagers were arrested this week on suspicion of stealing a 40ft yacht. The youngsters, who were under the age of 18, were detained near Dublin.
According to media reports, two boys and one girl had hijacked the boat from Dun Laoghaire harbour on the morning of last Sunday, May 24, and set sail on it. The owner of the boat soon noticed the loss and contacted the police. Police responded immediately and went in search of the intruders by helicopter.
It took the police just over 30 minutes to chase after the suspects, who were spotted by noon of the same day, but even then the teenagers were still chasing the boat. «After abandoning the boat,», they attempted to flee, but were caught by the authorities and taken to the police station.