An auctioneer’s home was burgled in Limerick last Thursday in broad daylight, with around €20,000 worth of goods taken from the property.
The homeowner went onto Limerick’s Live 95fm appealing for more information, saying:
“Everything was pulled, every drawer, every cabinet. The piano was taken apart and scattered around the place. All the wardrobes and drawers, and the clothes scattered,” he said.
“Every place that you could possibly look was pulled apart. It’s important that these people are caught,”
Gardaí are warning Limerick residents to be vigilant after a recent wave of burglaries. A large amount of cash was stolen in a home in Pallaskenry last weekend. Again this burglary was believed to have happened in broad daylight.
A large amount of cash and jewelry was also taken from a home in the Doon area last week.
Even with the brighter, longer days in the summer months, it’s important to remember that the most common times for burglaries this time of the year according to the Gardaí is 12pm – 3pm and then midnight and 4am. If your home is empty throughout the day, you need to leave your alarm in the Away mode.
The Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen something in the Rathkeale area between the hours of 12:35pm – 1:45pm on Thursday the 26th of July. Anybody with information can call the Newcastle West Garda station on 069 20650.