Gardai holding property recovery days
VICTIMS of crime have been urged to bring along something to identify their property or provide as much detail as possible as gardai try to return stolen farm property to owners.
Detective Sergeant Declan Boland said they have up to 500 items from toolboxes to generators to strimmers worth an estimated €200,000 that they believe were stolen over the past 18 months in Ireland and the UK.
He asked people to bring the serial number where known or a photograph if possible.
The property recovery days will take place today and tomorrow (June 27 and 28) from 3pm to 7pm in a premises temporarily rented by gardai at Comerford's Yard, Tyone, Nenagh, Co Tipperary.
Det Sgt Boland said people would be met at the door by gardai to try and identify the items. He urged farmers to ensure their valuable items were properly marked, with a crime prevention officer due to give advice at the event on property protection.