Producer's engagement ring stolen in home burglary while she worked at Ploughing Championships
Lisa McCabe's house was broken into and her engagement ring stolen while she was working at the Ploughing Championships in Stradbally, Co. Laois.
Lisa is currently working with RTÉ to produce live shows from the Ploughing Championships, one of which was on-air when her fiancé Keith Moore left her a voicemail asking her "to call him urgently".
Speaking to Independent.ie, she said that when she phoned him back, he told her their house had been broken into and asked her did she have anything of value. She told him she'd left her engagement ring at home because she (doesn't) "like to bring it when I'm on shoots, in case I lose it.... ironically!"
Lisa had placed the ring in a ring box, in a bag and hid it at the back of the wardrobe but that didn't deter the thieves. "They took the box and left the bag.... they smashed in the back door, pulled out all the drawers... they made a mess".
Gardaí told Lisa and Keith that whoever broke into her house were "only looking for a quick sale".
"They said they were looking for either cash or jewellery. My car was there, they opened it but there's nothing in it... they didn't take it".
Lisa is not sure that her ring was the only thing taken and won't know until she returns home from Portlaoise. However, she's not sure that the thieves knew she was working away from home this week. "My car is outside...It's really scary to think they might have thought I was there".