IN monetary terms, the thieves who struck a city centre cafe at the weekend didn’t make off with a bean.
But the hungry raiders did steal a box of 80 of Ger Sheahan’s finest sausages.
The banger burglers struck at Lulu’s Cafe on Catherine Street in the early hours of Sunday morning. Proprietor Ger was picking up his Sunday paper at neighbouring Gleeson’s that morning when he noticed the front door of his business was ajar.
“They kicked the door in and they left the place in an awful mess. They had gone through all the papers and left them, including the chequebooks, in the sink and left the taps turned on. The till had been smashed and they took a few bob out of it which was only a pittance really and they had also broke open a charity box we had on the counter with some coppers,” said Ger.
“It was only as the morning went on and after the guards had come to do the forensics that I noticed other things missing, the cutlery and serviettes and what they were really after - a big box of sausages. I said to myself my sausages must be so good that they are breaking in for them now,” added Ger, who worked with the Limerick Bacon Company, O’Mara Meats and ran his own meat-packing business before opening the cafe on Catherine Street.