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Burglary at Bawnboy, Cavan on the 23/8/21

Gardaí at Ballyconnell Garda Station are investigating a burglary at An Siopa, Main Street Bawnboy, Co. Cavan between 1:35am and 4am on Monday 23 August 2021. 

On the date in question, a dark metallic blue coloured Lexus 300 car is captured on CCTV driving through the Ballyconnell area and onto Bawnboy.  At the village of Bawnboy it is seen approaching the premises and then leaving before it returned again and reversed into a space along the side of An Siopa. 

One male suspect crossed the road and then two others follow where they appear to cut a wire on a telegraph pole outside the parochial house.  The men return to the vicinity of the vehicle and then re-immerge along with another male where they use a wire cutter to cut the CCTV cable to the shop. 

After about an hour entry was gained and a significant amount of damage was caused to the shop including the till, photocopier, coffee machine, ATM, cigarette machine and safe.  

During the burglary an angle grinder was used to cause some of the damage, and a substantial amount of cash, cigarettes and scratch cards were taken. 

Description of Suspects: 

  1. Male, 5’10’’ (approx.) medium build, dark green baseball cap, black face mask. Dark Navy Hoody type jacket. Dark grey trousers. White socks. Black runners with white stripe on bottom edge.
  2. Male, 5’7-8’’ (approx.) Slight build. Wearing a farmers typed peak cap, dark colour. Wearing a Snood (mask). Also wearing a chequered cream coloured shirt, with a black body warmer, therefore both arms are cream chequered colour. Brown shoes/boots.
  3. Male 5’7-8’’ (approx.) slight build. Mask up over face, wearing a black cap (no peak). Black top, with blue jeans.
  4. Male 5’8’’ (approx.) more stocky than other 3. Black baseball cap. Black clothing black runners. 

Garda Appeal: 

  • - The car involved is believed to be a dark metallic blue Lexus 300. Did you see the car prior to its arrival in Bawnboy or afterwards?
  • - Did you see a car matching this description in the days or weeks before? Do you know who had possession of the car at the time or where this car is now?
  • - Take a look at the footage of the suspects outside the shop. Do you know the identity of the suspect who cut the wire or the male standing on footpath close by?
  • - Were you in the area on the night of 22 August into the 23 August 2021.  Did you see these males or the car?
  • - Have you any information about this Burglary or do you know the identity of the suspects? 

Gardaí at Ballyconnell Garda Station Investigating - Tel: 049-9526102