16 Aug 2022

Gardaí look for clues into Longford burglaries

Gardaí look for clues into Longford burglaries

Gardaí are looking for the public's help into the circumstances behind a string of break-ins in Longford town over the past seven days.

Electronic equipment, high-end mobile phones, household items and cash were all stolen during the course of the raids which occurred between last Thursday and Monday morning.

The first, and most serious of those took place at Knockanboy, Longford town last Thursday.

Gardaí believe thieves gained access to a private residence sometime between 5am and 7am by prising open a front window.

Once inside, the culprits quickly identified a number of items before making off shortly afterwards.

Among the items stolen included two mobile phones-a Core Prime and Samsung Grand Prime model-both of which are black in colour.

A Sony Playstation 4 together with three games was likewise taken, as were a silver Apple iPad and   a red Acer laptop  and black Samsung Galaxy 9'' laptop.

Two days later, a house in nearby Ferafad was similarly targeted.

This time, entry to the property was gained via a rear window which resulted in the theft of an Indesit tumble dryer.

Gardaí are satisfied the break-in occurred between 8pm last Saturday and 11:45am the following morning.

The early hours of last Sunday morning also coincided with a break-in at a well known business in the Hibernian Court area of town.

Detectives have managed to establish the incident took place at approximately 4:33am when a rear door was forced open. 

Unlike the previous episodes, a cash float from the store's till together with an ISPCA donation box was taken.

A short time later across the other end of town in Farneyhoogan, burglars gained entry to a vacant house sometime between 9pm and 12 midnight.

Gardaí are especially anxious to speak to anyone who may have information in relation to any of these and to those who may have been offered any of the items stolen in the raids for sale. 

  Witnesses are asked to contact Longford Garda Station at (043) 3350570.

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