McDonalds breakin, ransacked pub and off licence raid

A FAILED attempt to steal the safe from a Limerick branch of McDonalds by using a JCB teleporter is still under investigation by Gardaí who have renewed their public appeal for information. Two men entered the Castletroy fast food restaurant at 2.50am after they used the teleporter to break through the drive-thru hatch of McDonalds.

Having caused considerable damage to the building, they gained access to a rear office where they tried to take the safe. Sergeant Kevin Balfe of the Henry Street Crime Prevention unit said that “if there was anyone in the area around this time and noticed the teleporter on the road or at the premises or anything unusual, they should contact Henry Street Garda station on 061 212400”.


GARDAÍ in Limerick are investigating a break-in at a city centre pub where thieves ransacked the premises. The raiders gained access to the Henry Street pub by entering through a cellar door. The incident happened in the early hours of last Tuesday morning, March 20, shortly after 12.30am. A quantity of cash was taken from the premises and Gardaí in Henry Street are reviewing CCTV footage from the area.


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OFF-licence staff at a Limerick store were threatened last weekend when a raider entered the premises and used a knife to demand money from the till. Gardaí in Henry Street have issued an appeal for information regarding the incident that occurred in the Pennywell area of the city on bank holiday Monday March 19 last.

Gardaí said that “at around 9.20pm, a man entered the premises and threatened the staff with a weapon, removed money from the till and left the premises”. The raid is said to have left staff shocked and distressed over the threats made by the armed thief. Gardai in Henry Street are appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in any of the cases to contact them on 061 212400.