Thursday 21 November 2019

Gang cut off phone and internet to rob €30k in shop

Kathryn Hayes

Gardai are hunting a gang who cut phone and internet lines before stealing tens of thousands of euro and stock from a shop.

The gang used industrial cutting equipment to access Adams of Glin in Co Limerick in the early hours of St Patrick's morning and steal cash and stock totalling €30,000.

Before entering the shop at around 2am the gang lifted a manhole on the street to cut telecommunication lines, which disabled the shop's alarm.

Interrupted

The phone lines for the entire area were cut and the Eircom connection on the fibre-optic cable running between Limerick and Kerry was also interrupted.

After entering the shop through the roof, the gang spent several hours inside.

During this time they prised open an ATM in the shop, emptying it of around €13,000.

They also stole several thousand euro from the shop safe and took other money.

The gang also raided the cigarette machine - its contents are valued at several thousand euro.

Investigating officers believe between three and five people took part in the raid.

Gardaí are viewing CCTV footage from cameras in Glin and surrounding areas, as well as toll plazas in Limerick.

Irish Independent

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