Garda appeal after break-in and attempted burglary in the Ballinamore area

Gardai in Carrick-on-Shannon are investigating a burglary in Fenagh and an attempted burglary at Ardrum, Ballinamore during the past week.

Gardai in Carrick-on-Shannon are investigating a burglary in Fenagh and an attempted burglary at Ardrum, Ballinamore during the past week.

In the latest burglaries in the county, an unoccupied house in Fenagh was broken into on Friday, July 15th some time between 8am and 2pm. Entry was gained by forcing the front door. A sum of cash was taken.

Later that same day, at about 5pm, at Ardrum outside Ballinamore, a man entered the curtilage of a house and looked into the house.

He was challenged by the owners and said he was looking for directions to Ballinamore.

He fled in a black car, possibly a Honda Civic with false number plates. There were four other men in the car which went in the direction of Ballinamore.

He is described as young, 5’5” or 5’6” in height, wearing a grey woollen jumper, bright shirt and jeans. He was fair skinned with neat fair hair and had no discernible accent.

Gardai continue to emphasise to the public to act as their eyes and ears in the community and report to them any suspicious activity, no matter how insignificant it might seem.

Meanwhile, Gardai are also investigating criminal damage to a car at Breffni Crescent, Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday night last, July 14. The four tyres on the car were cut.