Burglar spends two hours raiding garda station
Gardaí have launched an internal investigation after a burglar broke into a garda station and spent almost two hours inside.
Detectives have identified the suspect in the burglary at the station in Co Donegal.
A spokesman confirmed the building in the border town of Lifford was raided by a lone thief in the early hours of last Saturday.
Gardaí have almost two hours of CCTV footage from the incident.
The station was unmanned at the time.
It's understood parts of garda uniforms including a stab vest and garda radios were stolen.
Officers are now trying to establish how the burglar was able to gain entry to the building and spend so long inside it.
They were able to identify the thief quickly as he made no effort to hide his face whilst walking around the garda station.
The suspect is believed to be from Strabane in Co Tyrone, a short distance across the Border.
The PSNI have been helping the investigation and have carried out two searches of homes in the North.
Lifford Garda station has been downgraded in recent years and no longer operates on a 24-hour basis.
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