Thieves made off with a sum of cash following a late night burglary at a well known business in Longford town on Monday night.
Gardai have determined the Main Street premises was entered via a first floor side door where an unsuccessful attempt was made to open a cash till.
As the thieves continued the raid, they came across a safe containing an undisclosed sum of cash which was later taken.
Attempts to prise more valuables from the premises’ office, however, ended in failure although gardai have confirmed it was ransacked with considerable damage being caused to its ceiling.
Detectives are presently running the rule over CCTV footage and are awaiting the results of a thorough forensic examination which was also carried out.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Longford Garda Station at (043) 3350570.