Hurling left corner-forward and three All-Star award GAA winner Lar Corbett is this morning offering a €5,000 reward, following the theft, during last night of takings from the office of his pub, situated on Parnell Street, here in Thurles.
The Tipperary five championship medal holder offered the reward on Twitter, posting CCTV footage of the alleged thief.
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“I need help from the public, I have proper (CCTV) footage, that I will put up here, the reward is €5,000 in cash”, an understandably angry Mr Corbett stated following the discovery on opening his premises this morning.
“By Monday I will have the car and reg that appears to have dropped him, and I will have proper footage of him, this is happening all over the country”, the GAA legend continued.
Lar has now posted CCTV footage captured from outside his premises, which shows a male, wearing a large rucksack or hold-all on his shoulder, walking up to the front door of his premises, before entering.
Thurles Town is one urban area now with CCTV cameras covering its streets on a 24 hour basis and this burglary will now most certainly test this recently installed systems usefulness and the ability to identify crimes committed at night.
Persons with any information on this latest of a long line of Thurles burglaries are being asked to contact Thurles Garda station on Tel: 0504-25100, or the Garda Confidential Line on Tel: 1800-666-111, or indeed any Garda station.
Meanwhile also today the outspoken Kerry politician Michael Healy-Rae has also defended homeowners’ rights to use “reasonable force” against intruders, stating that rural crime had reached “crisis” levels.