Thieves escape with large haul
after break-in

Thieves escape with large haul 
after break-in
Gardai are on the hunt for a gang of thieves who made off with a valuable haul of household items during an early morning raid on Sunday.

Gardai are on the hunt for a gang of thieves who made off with a valuable haul of household items during an early morning raid on Sunday.

A cheque book, debit card, credit card, two handbags, laptops, an Apple MacBook device, a tablet and cash were all stolen from a house in the Clonbalt Woods area of Longford town.

Detectives investigating the incident believe the break-in took place sometime between 4am and 8:45am.

And while those enquires continue apace this week, gardai are hoping a public appeal will help officers track down those responsible.

Gardai have so far managed to establish that entry to the property was gained via a back door.

Equally, they have urged homeowners to ensure any valuables are locked away and not left on view.

That message was delivered after a similar, but unconnected incident occurred in the Ballyminnion area of Longford last week.

Unlike the Clonbalt Woods episode, the target this time was a garden shed.

Gardai confirmed on Monday that three pedal cycles and a chainsaw were taken from the premises sometime between 1pm last Friday and 7:15am the following morning.

A short time after, a business outlet at Clonterm, Longford was broken into.

Gardai have stopped short of linking the two raids, but revealed a small sum of money was taken from a cash box.

A forklift which had been parked up inside the premises had been moved outside, culminating in damage being caused to a section of floor.

The incident is reported to have taken place between the hours of 4:30pm last Friday and 9:30am on Saturday.

Anyone with information in relation to any of these incidents is asked to contact Longford Garda Station at (043) 3350570.