Cathaoirleach of Longford Municipal District, Cllr Mae Sexton has appealed for the safe return of the former Longford Town Council’s Mayoral Chain after thieves snatched it from her car over the weekend.
The chain, which dates back several decades, was stolen from Cllr Sexton’s car in Longford town during the early hours of Sunday morning (April 12).
The Cathaoirleach of the Longford Municipal District is outraged at the theft of the historic chain but believes that the thieves did not realise the significance of the item.
“The thing that has annoyed me most about all of this, apart from breaking into my car, is that they took the chain of the Town Council with them.
“I think that whoever might have taken this might well have realised by now and panic might be starting to set in.”
Gardaí remain satisfied the culprits struck sometime between 3am and 11.40am on Sunday morning.
Cllr Sexton’s car was one of a number targeted in the town over the weekend .
Anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious is asked to contact Longford Garda Station 043 3350570.
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