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Burglary in Kinvara, Co. Galway on 8/1/21

Gardaí at Gort, Co Galway are looking for information on a burglary of a service station that took place in Kinvara on Friday 8th of January.

On the date in question shortly before 4am the owner of the service station received a phone call from his monitored alarm system alerting him that a security alarm at his business had been activated.

He drove to the premises and noticed that a car was parked in the forecourt. A few minutes later he saw the suspect coming out and loading up a car.

CCTV of the incident shows the suspect gaining entry and searching the premises. He is then seen using a sledge hammer to do damage to the alarm system.

While he was loading his car with items the owner was driving his van around the perimeter of the service station. The suspect left the scene in a Red Mazda 6 Saloon (reg 07-G-1770) through the village of Ballinderreen towards Clarinbridge.

The owner followed the suspect and was on the phone to Gardaí who were making their way to the scene. The suspect was followed to a private property, known as the “Ranch “consisting of apartments and some commercial properties that was bordered by farmland. It was here that the vehicle was found abandoned. 

Description of Suspect

  • - Slim build and approx. 5’11’’ in height
  • - Black tracksuit bottoms
  • - Grey hoodie with fur lined hood
  • - Black runners with white soles
  • - Beanie hat, black gloves and black snood pulled over his face 


  • Gardaí would like to appeal to any witnesses in the area who may have been up and about in the early hours that morning to come forward with any information they might have.
  • Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen the red Mazda (reg: 07G1770) in the days leading up to the burglary, especially in the Kinvara area.
  • Gardaí are interested to know if anyone saw a male being picked up or thumbing for a lift in the area on the 08.01.21 at approximately 4am on the Gort side of Kilcolgan on the R348.

Gort Garda Station investigating Tel: 091 842870