Girl, 16, caught in Nenagh carrying iron bar in tracksuit

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A 16-year-old girl was caught by gardai in Nenagh carrying an iron bar hidden in her tracksuit, according to local Gardai.

A 16-year-old girl was caught by gardai in Nenagh carrying an iron bar hidden in her tracksuit, according to local Gardai.

The incident happened last Sunday, March 1, at around 3.30am when Gardai on patrol observed the girl walking towards a large group of people in the town centre.

The juvenile was stopped and searched and the iron bar was subsequently discovered. While the girl was arrested she was not charged with any offence.

Meanwhile the Gardai in Nenagh are looking for an intruder at a house on Hamilton Drive on Monday, March 2, at around 2.30pm. It is believed the occupant of the house heard a noise and found a man on the stairs. The man shouted “Sorry, sorry. Wrong house”, before escaping and fleeing over the fence at the back garden with a second man who was waiting outside. The Gardai believe it may have been an opportunistic intrusion and enquiries are ongoing.

A house was broken into near Ballinahinch, Newport, on February 26, and a laptop and mobile phone with a total value of E700 stolen, along with E60 in cash. The culprits entered the house by breaking the patio door with two large stones.

A quantity of antibiotics and a small amount of cash was stolen from a house at Plunkett Street, Tullaheady, Nenagh, on March 2. The incident happened in the early evening or possibly during the day and the culprits gained entry through a window in the back door.

A number of cars parked on private property at Ballygowan, Silvermines, were broken into on February 28. Gold and jewellery valued at E600 was taken from one vehicle and a car radio valued at E150 was stolen from a second car.

An amplifier worth E200 was stolen from the boot of a car at The Crescent, Cloughjordan, on March 1.

The gardai in Roscrea are investigating the theft of a twin axle cattle trailer valued at E1,000 which was stolen from outside Roscrea Mart on February 26 while the owner was at the mart.