GARDAI IN Wexford are searching for a 'Cat' burglar who stole a Kilkenny jersey from a shop owned by one of the town's hurling legends.
The Gardaí yesterday (Tuesday) issued an appeal for information about the theft at Ned Buggy Sports Shop, Selskar, at around 4.30 p.m. last Friday.
A Garda spokesman said that the theft of the Kilkenny jersey has been captured on CCTV and they are looking for a small, bald man, who was wearing a blue tracksuit and walking with the aid of a crutch.
The spokesman said the jersey is valued at ¤60 – unchanged since their demolition of Cork in the National Hurling League at the weekend.
Wexford also had a good win at the weekend, defeating Offaly at Wexford park in Division 2 of the league, but it seems the thief had no interest in the purple and gold jersey on Friday, just the attire of the All-Ireland champions.
The Garda spokesman said they will be circulating the CCTV image, but felt from what they viewed the suspect does not look like a hurler – and certainly not one with the stature favoured by Kilkenny manager Brian Cody.
The jersey has left Wexford hurling legend Ned Buggy – whose father is from Kilkenny – at a loss of ¤ 60. Ned is a stalwart of the Faythe Harriers and Wexford teams, winning an All-Star award in 1979.