Robbers attack Ballingarry Credit Union volunteers

Two burglars who attacked volunteers working for Ballingarry Credit Union, later burned the getaway car in Ballyline, Co Kilkenny.

Two burglars who attacked volunteers working for Ballingarry Credit Union, later burned the getaway car in Ballyline, Co Kilkenny.

hurles Gardaí are investigating the incident which took place on Friday evening (Nov. 28) at around 9pm as a male and female volunteer were closing up shop. They were approached by two men. The lady’s handbag was stolen and receipts belonging to the Credit Union were taken. The lady had a substantial amount of money in her handbag. It’s understood at least several hundred euro was taken. While nobody was seriously injured in the incident, the two victims were described as “quite shaken” by the ordeal. Gardaí were called to the scene, and anybody with information can call (0504) 25100. The getaway car was later found burned out in a wood near Ballyline, Callan, some 10 minutes drive from Ballingarry.

Cllr Imelda Goldsboro said the Credit Union provides a great service to local people, but warned locals to take care in their homes and report any suspicious activity. “There’s been a substantial amount of break-ins in the Callan, Mullinahone, Killenaule, and Ballingarry area. They all seem to be happening in the evening time. Everything is being targeted, especially oil and diesel. It’s having a frightful effect on the rural community.” Cllr Goldsboro - who was involved in setting up the local Text Alert scheme - reminded neighbours to check up on elderly people, many of whom live in fear in their own homes. Muintir na Tíre operates an alarm panic-button system, while locals can contact Cllr Goldsboro at 087 2444819 to take participate in Ballingarry Text Alert.