Payless fuel depot, Athlone Road, Longford, recently fell victim to burglary. On Wednesday April 18 sixty 25 litre drums of kerosene were stolen from the business premises, along with 17 gas cylinders and a bag of fire-lighters. Also, four Pirelli tyres were taken. In total some €2,600 worth of property was removed. There was no CCTV footage.
Bord na Mona was also hit by crime during the past week with an employee reporting that the Bord na Mona Hut at Lough Bannow, Corlea, Kenagh, was broken into. A vicegrips, 12 piece-set of spanners, hack-saw, and seven metre towing chain with two hooks either end, were stolen. Footprints were discovered leading to the main road. €105 worth of property was stolen and €10 worth of criminal damage.
In a separate incident the Longford scene of crime unit was called to examine a premises at 42 Oakvale, Longford, following a burglary. On Tuesday April 17 the front door, which had been left unsecured, was opened and entry was gained to the premises. Approximately €1,000 worth of clothing was stolen between 5pm on April 17 and 5pm on April 18.
At Cooleeney, Longford two males approached a home on Tuesday April 17 at 2pm. One asked for water while the other stole a ladder at the side of the house. The ladder was worth approximately €200.
There were also a number of shopping thefts within the town. A suspect was stopped by Longford Gardaí outside Aldi and searched. Items from Aldi were found and staff confirmed that these items had been stolen on that date, Wednesday April 18. They totalled €32 in value.
At Tesco in the Longford Shopping Centre, a suspect entered the shop and took €74 worth of groceries amounting to €72.20. All were recovered. The incident took place on Friday April 20.