Limerick Gardaí issue warning to business owners following spate of thefts

Limerick Garda Crime Prevention Officer Sgt Ber Leetch

LIMERICK Gardaí issued multiple warnings to businesses about storing cash on their premises following a number of thefts from businesses across the county.

Sergeant Ber Leetch, Crime Prevention Officer at Henry Street Garda Station, again cautioned business owners about leaving money on their premises overnight after a spate of recent thefts.

In Mungret, a shop was broken into and its staff tip jar was taken. A shop in the Ballysimon Road area was also broken into and the cash float was taken. On the Childers Road, thieves broke into another retail premises and stole the cash float and a charity box.

In Adare on Monday May 20 at 2.45am, thieves broke into a restaurant and stole the cash float and a cash box. They gained entry through a side window and fled using the same window. Gardaí in Newcastle West are appealing for any witnesses or people with information to come forward.

Later the following morning (May 21), thieves in Dromcollogher broke into the Daybreak premises at 4.44am. Again, cash floats and and a cash box were taken. Gardaí in Newcastle West again are appealing for anyone with any information on this theft to come forward.

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Sergeant Leetch said that business owners should take extra precautions as thieves are looking for cash and will know where to find it.

“The criminals are after cash so do not leave any in your premises, place it in a safe off the premises until the business is open,” Sergeant Leetch advised.