A still taken from CCTV footage of the incident
GARDAI in Limerick are investigating an incident during which two women stole a mantelpiece from outside the home of a handyman.
According to the businessman the women carried the mantelpiece, which is worth around €200, from the house to a white Ford Focus car before driving off.
The brazen theft happened in the Old Cork Road area of the city shortly before 2pm last Wednesday – October 19.
CCTV footage of the incident has been given to gardai.
The handyman who had advertised the second-hand mantelpiece for sale online says he believes the women “knew what they wanted” as his home is located in a cul de sac in an area which does not have much passing traffic.
“There was a second mantlepiece there too but they only took the one that could fit in the back of the car,” he said adding that the incident should act as a warning to other handymen.
Gardai at Roxboro Road are investigating the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact them at 061 214340.