Thief may have been locked in Limerick business premises overnight

LIMERICK Gardaí are advising  business owners to thoroughly check their premises before locking up for the night after a premises was ransacked by a thief who may may have been locked in the building  overnight.

Limerick Garda Crime Prevention Officer Ber Leetch said that the offence was discovered when a woman arrived to open her business in the city only to find that it had been ransacked.

She made a call to emergency services after hearing a noise and fearing for her safety.

“As she was on the phone, she saw a woman leave the building with several items belonging to the business. The owner followed this thief at a safe distance until Gardaí arrived and she was arrested.

“The business owner believes it is possible that the thief may have been locked in the premises overnight,” Sgt Leetch explained.

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