Gardaí from Castlerea, Claremorris and Tubbercurry recovered stolen property worth €30,600 following searches of residential premises’ in the Ballinlough area of Co. Roscommon.
The searches followed a successful operation by Claremorris Gardaí which uncovered a stolen bicycle frame in Ballyhaunis on Tuesday, October 22nd.
During follow-up searches a number of items were recovered including a bicycle frame worth €5,000, which is believed to have been stolen in the UK in September, as well as €4,000 worth of power tools which are believed to have been taken from the Tubbercurry and Ballinagare areas in November 2018 and August 2019 respectively.
Three motorbikes valued at approximately €15,000 were also seized in the operation and enquiries are ongoing to confirm whether the vehicles have also been reported stolen in the UK.
Further tools and bicycle frames and components believed to be stolen and valued at €3,000 were also recovered as part of the operation. The total value of property recovered during this operation was €30,600.
Enquiries are ongoing by Castlerea Gardaí regarding identifying owners for outstanding property recovered.
Castlerea Superintendent Goretti Sheridan said: “This was a great detection by Gardaí from across three neighbouring Districts. The operation by An Garda Síochána in support of Operation Thor highlights the importance of householders and businesses recording serial numbers and descriptions of their property. This has allowed the identification and recovery of property in this operation. This is especially important in the run-up to Christmas and the New Year with the purchase of valuable gifts and items.
“We would appeal to members of the public who become aware of people offering goods in suspicious circumstances or at suspiciously low prices to bring this to the attention of An Garda Síochána. This can be done by contacting their local Garda station (Castlerea 094-9621630) or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111”.