Cash stolen as County Limerick family ‘disturb thieves’ on return home from Mass

Alan Owens

Reporter:

Alan Owens

Gardai at Roxboro Road are investigating

Gardai at Roxboro Road are investigating

A QUANTITY of cash was stolen from a County Limerick family who “disturbed” thieves when returning home from Mass.

The break-in occurred to a house at Inch St. Lawrence, Caherconlish last Saturday evening between 7.05pm and 7.25pm.

“Because it’s so specific gardai are hoping that a member of the public might have seen something suspicious and contact them,” said Sgt Ber Leetch, divisional crime officer at Henry Street.

“Last Saturday evening a couple got a lift to 7pm mass in Caherconlish from their son and he then returned to the home. He went to pick them up about 25 minutes later and it was during this time that thieves entered their home. When the family returned to their home they disturbed the two thieves who ran off. A sum of cash was taken.

“Inch St. Lawrence is on a quiet road between Caherconlish and Ballyneety and as it was Mass time last Saturday evening, investigating Gardai in Roxboro are hoping that somebody local might have noticed something unusual on the road or maybe a vehicle parked where it doesn’t belong,” added Sgt Leetch.

Gardai are appealing for anybody “with any information no matter how small it might seem” to contact them, given the specifics of the case, narrow time frame and quiet area that it occurred.

Contact Roxboro on 061 214340 or any garda station.