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Aggravated Burglary at a Hotel in Leighlinbridge, Carlow


The Gardaí at Leighlinbridge are investigating an aggravated burglary at the Lord Bagenal Hotel just after 5:30am on the morning of the 17th of May last.


A dark 3 series BMW m3 was seen in the car park around 3:15am. The occupants of this car waited until just after 5:30am to enter the hotel. There were four raiders in total and they were armed with a long barrelled side-by-side shotgun, a hatchet, sledgehammer and a screwdriver. They accosted two members of staff and a hotel guest and forced them to remove a safe from the premises. The safe was placed into one of the staff member’s car, a grey Ford Focus, registration number 08CW2478. The victims were then locked into a storeroom and told not to move. The raiders took a second safe from the bar and they left the scene with the safes, the BMW and the Ford Focus. The Focus was discovered at 10:30am on Monday 18th of May in Shillelagh forest in Moylisha, Co Wicklow.

Gardaí at Carlow Investigating   Telephone 059 9136627