Limerick Gardaí investigating unholy crime trinity

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GARDAÍ are investigating a trinity of unholy crimes in Adare, and are appealing to the public for assistance.

Early on the morning of Sunday May 5, a man and a woman broke into the Holy Trinity Church in Adare at 1.45am.

Gardaí said the couple were recorded on CCTV.

A Garda spokeswoman said the man was observed breaking a window at the rear of the church, before climbing through it and remaining inside for around five minutes.

The woman kept watch outside and took off into the night with the man once he emerged.

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The same night, a restaurant on Adare’s Main Street was also broken into. Gardaí are investigating these crimes and a theft from a car in the area.

Investigating Gardaí have appealed to any witnesses or motorists passing through Adare village between 1.30am and 2.00am on Sunday May 5 who may have dashcam footage to contact Newcastle West Garda station 069 20 650.

Meanwhile, a man in his late 40 who lives in the Father Russell Road area of Limerick City got a nasty surprise on the morning of May 2,  when he looked out his bedroom window and saw that his garage door was open, although he knew he had locked it the night before.

The man went out and discovered that four motorcycles had been removed overnight. The criminals had broken the lock on the garage door and helped themselves.

Sergeant Ber Leetch, Crime Prevention Officer at Henry Street Garda Station, advised: “If you are buying a lock for a garage or shed, you must factor in the value of the property you are protecting and then be prepared to spend 10 to 20 per cent of that value on security.”

“A lock and bolt of a good standard should be fitted and consider having the house alarm extended to the garage or shed.”