Appeal for return of photographer’s stolen laptop

Riverpoint: one of Claire Water's recent images
A WOMAN is offering a reward for the return of a laptop which contained thousands of photographs, including the original pictures used to promote The Gathering in postcard scenes.

A WOMAN is offering a reward for the return of a laptop which contained thousands of photographs, including the original pictures used to promote The Gathering in postcard scenes.

Clare Waters, from Limerick city, said her boyfriend’s car was broken into in Curragh Chase park in Co Limerick on St Patrick’s day, Sunday last. After they returned from a walk, they found that the back window of the car had been smashed in, and her Toshiba laptop, which was concealed within the vehicle, was taken. Ms Waters, a budding amateur photographer, said she is “devastated” by the theft, as she did not have most of her material, spanning over eight months, backed up and saved elsewhere.

The laptop was contained in a cream laptop bag, with a Burberry trim. She believes the theft occured between approximately 4.30pm and 6pm.

“The computer was locked in that it had passwords on everything, so I don’t think anyone would be able to use it. A lot of the photos are of hugely sentimental value. I had lots of photos taken on a trip to the Highlands in Scotland, and I had promised a lot of photos to other people. Every one of them is special to me,” she told the Limerick Leader.

She was approached by Limerick City Council to use some of her photographs to promote The Gathering.

Anyone with information can contact Claire on 087 6218674.

Gardai in the city are investigating a number of burglaries which have taken place in recent weeks.

Gardaí at Roxboro Road are also investigating three burglaries that took place at Crossagalla Industrial Estate over the course of three nights a fortnight ago. The culprits stole an Apple iPad, a Samsung laptop and six boxes of light fittings.

Gardai at Roxboro can be contacted at 061 214340.