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Boat Thefts at Carrick-on-Shannon

The Gardaí at Carrick-on-Shannon are investigating an incident of burglary and theft that occurred on Tuesday morning, the 18th January 2011between 1am and 5.36am in a marina.

At 1am that morning five raiders broke into the marina.  They gained access one hundred and fifty yards from the entrance, through a hedge and over a ten foot embankment.  The raiders trespassed through a rough terrain until they reached the marina.  The raiders broke the locks off storage sheds and gained entry to the dry dock area and stole a number of items.  They then made their way towards the floating jetties were the boats were moored.  Here they stole items from 49 boats.

The property stolen included outboard motors, sailing equipment, tools, electrical equipment including televisions, cameras and radios.  CCTV captured the raiders walking back and forth across the jetties carrying the stolen property.  Earlier in the night a taxi driver was dropping a passenger home past the marina and noticed a white truck possibly a DAF truck with a refrigerator body parked outside the marina where the raiders broke through the hedge.  He noted that it was a particularly icy night but this vehicle had no ice.


• Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident or may have witnessed suspicious activity before or after the incident.

• Anyone who may have seen a white truck parked at the Marina in Carrick On Shannon in the early hours of Tuesday the 18th of January 2011 or in the area before or after the incident.

• Anyone who may have been offered any of the property stolen in this incident to come forward.

Gardaí at Carrick On Shannon Garda Station are investigating          Telephone 071 9650510