Thieves got away with €8,000 worth of tools and other items from the eco-village on Wednesday, September 16. The haul occurred at the local community farm run by the eco-village residents. Thieves targeted a large volume of farm equipment that included a lot of speciality horse tackle.
Meanwhile, burglars took tools worth a total of €2,750 from the site of a house under construction at Ballintotty, Nenagh, on Tuesday, September 15. The items taken were a kango hammer, consaw and a mitre saw.
Last Friday, a would-be burglar bit off more tha he could chew when he was grabbed by the leg by a family pet during an attempted break-in at Killinaive, Ballinaclough. The owners returned to the property from their farm to find two men inside their home. The dog grabbed a leg of one of the men and held on for some time before being forced to let go. The two men, each described as being around six feet, fled empty-handed in a blue Peugeot car.
A woman in the Pairc An Clochar area of Borrisokane had her purse containing €600 taken from her car on Saturday last. A lock on the driver’s door was forced to gain entry to the vehicle. A similar incident occurred at the Clare Glen’s when a handbag containing €200 was stolen from the boot of a car on September 16.
Gardaí also reported that a woman was arrested for suspected public order offences after they discovered a car abandoned in the middle of roadway at Dunkerrin last Thursday.
Nenagh Gardaí are highlighting an event, Supporting Safer Communities, which takes place from September 24 to 26. The main focus will be on prevention of burglaries, supporting victims of crime and farm security. Advice leaflets are being handed out to shops in Nenagh.
Nenagh Garda station can be contacted at 067-50450.