Three firearms stolen in Limerick robbery

Anne O’Donogue

Reporter:

Anne O’Donogue

Crime Prevention Officer, Sgt Justin McCarthy, who is appealing for information on the burglary
Gardaí have issued an appeal for information following the theft of three firearms from a county Limerick home.

Gardaí have issued an appeal for information following the theft of three firearms from a county Limerick home.

Two rifles and a Baikal single barrel shotgun were stolen from a house in Boher last week, along with 50 shotgun cartridges and telescopic sights for the firearms.

Crime Prevention Officer, Sgt Justin McCarthy, said the guns and ammunition were in the possession of criminals.

“These weapons are now in the hands of criminals and we appeal to the public if they noticed anything suspicious in the Boher area last Saturday, November 29, to contact their local station,” he said.

The house, in the Garda sub district of Caherconlish, was broken into between 2.45pm and 7.45pm.

A HP laptop was also stolen during the burglary.

The intruders made their way into the home by smashing in the back door and continued to ransack several rooms.

The theft of two trailers also occurred last week in separate incidents in Crecora and Pallasgreen.

A trailer was stolen from the side of a dwelling house in the townland of Skehanagh at Crecora, Patrickswell.

The trailer, of French manufacture and described as a six by four foot, light aluminium and two wheeled, was taken between Sunday, November 23, at 11pm and Wednesday, November 26, at 3pm.

The second incident happened at 2:40am on Friday, November 28, at Corelish, Pallasgreen.

An Ifor Williams cattle box trailer was stolen.

A further incident of theft took place in Croom, on the morning of Wednesday, November 26, between 1.30am and 2.30am. A lock up premises at Greybridge, Meanus, Croom, was broken into and a quantity of coal and briquettes was taken.

Several cars were also broken into in last week, including two at the University of Limerick.

A Toshiba laptop was stolen from a red Toyota Corolla parked in UL on Wednesday, November 26, between 6.30pm and 8.20pm.

On the same day in UL, between 3pm and 5pm, the rear window of a registered VW Passat was broken and an alloy wheel stolen from the boot.

If you have information on any of these crimes contact your local Garda Station or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.