Money taken in Newtownforbes pub raid

A gang are believed to have made off with a four figure sum in cash during a late night raid on a pub in Newtownforbes on Sunday morning (March 20). It’s understood no damage was caused to the Castle Inn pub in the mid Longford town when the raiders struck at around 1am.

A gang are believed to have made off with a four figure sum in cash during a late night raid on a pub in Newtownforbes on Sunday morning (March 20). It’s understood no damage was caused to the Castle Inn pub in the mid Longford town when the raiders struck at around 1am.

Investigators suspect the gang may have laid in wait for customers to leave the premises before gaining access to the pub viat the back. Gardai informed the Leader on Tuesday, no one was inside the pub when the thieves entered the building before making off with their sizeable haul minutes later. Senior officers who are heading up the investigation are particularly anxious to speak to anyone who may have been travelling in the Newtowforbes area shortly before or after 1am on Sunday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Longford Garda Station at 043 3346741.