Businesses in Longford and Lanesboro targeted by thieves

Three businesses, two in Longford town and a premises in Laneboro were all targeted by thieves since the traditonally busy Bank Holiday weekend came to a close, Gardai have confirmed.

Three businesses, two in Longford town and a premises in Laneboro were all targeted by thieves since the traditonally busy Bank Holiday weekend came to a close, Gardai have confirmed.

The first occured last Monday, August 1 at the back of Longford town’s Computer Clinic store on Lower Main Street.

Detectives believe entry was gained through a rear door sometime between 3:30pm and 4pm, leading to the theft of gym equipment.

Also subjected to unwanted intruders was local law firm Muldowney Solictors. Three computer towers and screens were taken during the raid on the Church Street premises between the hours of 5pm on Tuesday August 2 and 9am the following morning.

Besides Longford, other commercial premises ouside of the main county town were similarly targeted. On Saturday, Johnston’s Pharmacy in Lanesboro fell victim to raiders with cash and what gardai have termed as a “substantial amount” of aftershave being taken. The incident is understood to have taken place sometime between 6pm on August 6 and 10:30pm on August 7.

Meanwhile, gardai arrested three youths shortly after 5am last Sunday, August 7 on foot of responding to reports that three males had been seen trespassing at the back of a house in the Lana Aoibhinn area of Longford town.

At the southern end of the county, damage was similarly caused to a series of flowerpots in the Abbeyshrule area at around 12:30am on Saturday August 6. Garda sources believe youths were involved and have asked members of the public to contact them in relation to this or any of the above offences at (043) 3346741.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s (Wednesday) Longford Leader.