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Burglary from Service Station, Bishopstown, Cork on the 1/3/21

Gardaí at Bishopstown Garda Station are investigating a burglary that occurred at a service station in Bishopstown on Sunday 1 March 2021 between 3.30 – 3.50am.

On the night in question two males were seen in a yard adjoining the premises. One of the suspects is seen climbing over a fence that boarders the yard and walking around the service station. He then returns to the yard and around fifty minutes later at approx. 3.37am the climbs back over the fence at the rear of the service station. He climbs up onto the roof of the service station and gains entry to the premises by forcing open an upstairs window. He is then caught on internal CCTV walking down corridors and entering private areas.

At approx 3.46am a female staff member who was working the night shift made her way upstairs and discovered the suspect. On discovering the suspect she immediately turned around and ran outside to her car. Once in her car she called Gardaí and drove a short distance away to wait for their arrival.

Meanwhile the suspect is still upstairs in the service station. He enters an office where he is seen forcing open drawers that contained cash boxes and trays of money. He fills his pockets and then leaves the premises through a downstairs exit. He returns to the second suspect who was waiting in the yard the whole time and the two men disappear into the yard.

At 3.54am Gardaí arrive along with the member of staff who previously left the scene. 

Suspect 1 description:

  • - Tall with a strong, slim build
  • - Black tracksuit bottom, jacket and runners
  • - Black ski mask pulled over face
  • - Holding a blue crow bar


  • Gardaí are looking to speak to anyone who was in the Bandon Road/Wilton area between 2am and 4am on the 1st March 2021 and saw anything or anyone suspicious to contact Togher Garda Station on 021-4947120
  • Gardaí are looking to speak to anyone with Dashcam footage from the night in question that may have been in the area between 2am and 4am to contact them.
  • Anyone who may have used the night hatch at O’Brien’s Amber on the night in question for purchasing fuel/items and saw anything unusual are being asked to contact Gardaí
  • Any business that sold a blue crow bar similar to one used by the intruder in the week leading up to the burglary is asked to contact Gardaí
  • Anyone who may recognise to intruder who ransacked the office in O’Brien’s Amber or know anything about the incident 

Gardaí at Bishopstown Garda Station are investigating tel: (021) 462 4500