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Burglars ransack north Kerry house while owners are out

Abbeydorney incident comes just days after a similar break-in in the neighbouring parish of Lixnaw

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Burglars ransacked rooms in a house in Abbeydorney after breaking in while the owners were out for a brief period on Friday afternoon.

A quantity of cash and jewellery were stolen from the home in a raid that has shocked the locality – coming just days after a similar incident in the neighbouring parish of Lixnaw.

Investigating detectives are not ruling out the possibility that both incidents were carried out by the same criminals given the similarities.

In both instances entry was gained by breaking in through a back window of the home. However in the case of the Lixnaw break-in – which occured sometime between November 9 and 13 – nothing appeared to have been stolen.

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Gardaí now appeal to anyone who might have noticed anything of note in the Abbeydorney area on Friday or in Lixnaw on the dates in question to contact their local garda station.

Friday’s burglary in Abbeydorney occured while the occupants of the home were out between 1pm and 6.30pm.

Gardaí say it is likely that the callous burglars had been keeping an eye on movements at the home preceding their frightening raid, which has rocked and angered the locality.


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