Cigarette thefts and local hit & run

This week Gardai have reported break-ins, a hit and run and a serious car accident in the local Leitrim and Roscommon area.

This week Gardai have reported break-ins, a hit and run and a serious car accident in the local Leitrim and Roscommon area.

Castlerea Gardai are investigating the theft of a significant quantity of cigarettes from two businesses in Co Roscommon over the weekend.

The N5 service station in Frenchpark on the Ballaghaderreen Road was broken into sometime between 10pm Friday night and 8am Saturday morning. It is understood that the intruders entered the premises by making a hole in the exterior wall of the store.

A large quantity of cigarettes was stolen, some of which were recovered in a nearby field where the intruders made their getaway.

Meanwhile, Gardai believe this incident might be linked to another theft of cigarettes from Cooney’s Centra shop in Boyle which happened the night before in the early hours of Friday morning.

Entry was gained through the roof of the shop store with damage to the doors and roof of the premises.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Gardai in Castlerea on (094) 9620019.

Hit and run

Gardai are looking for information on a Mazda vehicle which was involved in a hit and run incident in Drumshanbo town on Sunday night last.

The Mazda struck a parked vehicle causing a signifcant amount of damage but failed to remain at the scene.

The incident happened on the Carrick-on-Shannon Road at around 10.10pm on Sunday night.

Anyone with information is asked to contact gardai in Carrick-on-Shannon on (071) 9620021.

Serious car accident

The N16 road at Glencar was closed for a few hours following a serious road accident at Diffreen on Friday afternoon, February 7.

Three ambulances and the fire service attended the scene, as well as members of the Gardai, following the two-vehicle collision.

The accident happened the N16 road between the Old Creamery and Diffreen Bridge.

Mid Term Break.

Gardai in Leitrim District are reminding parents of the need to be vigilant for upcoming events that their children may be attending during the mid term break.

Parents need to be aware of where their children are, who they are socialising with, who they are staying with,how they are travelling to these events and their own personal responsibility.

Gardai also wish to remind licensed premises of the possibility of alcohol being purchased by young adults for underage youths.

Gardai throughout the Leitrim District will be visiting Licensed Premises in the area over the coming week to give advice to licence holders.

Checks will also be made for underage drinking.

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