Recent Garda Crime Investigations In Tipperary

gardaLast night, up to 50,000 illegal cigarettes were seized here in Co Tipperary. The haul, which is understood to have a retail value of around €21,000, was discovered in two homes in the Roscrea area.

The cigarettes have a potential loss to the Irish Exchequer of some €18,000 and it is understood that a number of people have been questioned, while a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Meanwhile here in Thurles town, Gardaí were also  investigating a break-in yesterday at the Thurles Shopping Centre on Slievenamon Road, where it is understood criminal damage was caused to three of the retail units, namely Quigley’s Bakery, Sports Saver & the Euro 2 shop, in the centre. One of the units Quigley’s Bakery was entered and a sum of money believed to be in the region of €400 was stolen. Gardaí were yesterday examining CCTV footage of the area, which shows a possible suspect leaving the area and heading in the general direction of Liberty Square in the town.

Gardaí in Thurles continue to seek information from anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious in that area at around 1.30am that morning to contact them on Tel: 0504-25100.

On the night of June 28th last, similar type criminal damage was carried out to the front of a premises in the former Stradavoher Industrial Estate. Again a lone suspect was identified smashing four windows, by CCTV cameras then operating in the estate.

Investigations by Gardaí are again ongoing and local residents are being warned to be more vigilant with regard to securing their individual property.


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