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Thurles Gardaí Seek Your Help With Regards Thefts From Cars.

Gardaí are examining fingerprints and video footage, following a robbery on Saturday night last, October 28th, in the Ballynonty village area, near Killenaule, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Four cars on a property, in this area, were targeted by a male wearing a grey tracksuit pants, a black hoodie and a black jacket.
A female and owner of the property was at home at the time, latter caring for her children, one of which has special needs, and was unaware of the robbery of her own car and that of her daughters, until the following morning.

Amongst the property stolen where extremely sentimental items, which previously had belonged to a recently deceased parent, latter who passed away on October 13th last.
Also stolen was a substantial sum of cash, the victims handbag, which included a purse containing her wages, credit cards, medical cards, perfume and her sons necessary medical requirements.
Stolen from the second vehicle were Christmas presents, a new car amplifier valued at €400 and a car battery.

According to CCTV footage the intruder was initially scared off; observed running away across the main road, due to the fact that the owner entered the yard of their home, during heavy rain, to obtain fuel for the families cooker.
Same footage shows the criminal seated in the victim’s car for a duration of same 8 to 10 mins, as he searched, while using a lighter to view through everything; having carefully switching off interior car lights. He can be observed climbing into the back seat, and pulling down the middle seat to gain access to the rear boot.

On being disturbed by the owner, the criminal returned later to the scene of his crime, before stealing all of the items from her daughters car.

Similar robberies have been recently reported in the areas of Urlingford and Thurles town with a thief or thieves searching cars.

Thurles Gardaí are now appealing to anyone in may have been in the Ballynonty / Killenaule, area between 8:45pm and 9:45pm and who may have dashcam footage or other information, to please make contact, Tel: 0504-25100 or Email: CT.TipperaryCentral.CE@Garda.ie.

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