Gardai in Carrick-on-Shannon are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed several burglaries in the area over the weekend.
Two commercial premises were illegally entered while a number of items including cash, a laptop and a vehicle was stolen from a residential property on the outskirts of the town.
The first of these incidents took place last Wednesday night, at approximately 11.30pm at the Carphone Warehouse store at Rosebank Retail Park. Two men wearing balaclavas gained entry to the shop but nothing was taken. The individuals were driving a silver estate, but Gardai were unable to identify the model of the vehicle on CCTV due to an obstruction.
Gardai also say they are following a definite line of enquiry in relation to the burglary of a house in Maullaghmore, close to Carrick Railway Station late on Thursday night, early Friday morning.
The intruders escaped with a sum of cash, a laptop and a car which was parked outside the property.
Meanwhile, goods worth €250 were stolen during a busy period, from Gerard Anthony’s Menswear at the Mulvey Centre on the Sligo Road on Sunday last.
Speaking to the Observer yesterday (Tuesday), proprietor Gerry Fitzgerald commented: “It is worrying to see that this sort of crime seems to be on the rise in the area. We were very busy at the time and these people were definitely ‘professionals’ who had committed this type of crime before.”
It is understood that other business premises in the town were also targeted last weekend.
Anyone who feels they can help assist the Gardai in their enquiries are asked to contact Carrick Garda Station on 071-9620021.