Gardaí in Kerry investigating spate of break-ins

Gardaí in Kerry are investigating a spate of break-ins in the county.

Gardaí in Kerry investigating spate of break-ins

The biggest was in Knocknagoshel where upwards of €15,000 worth of brass was taken from a warehouse. The fittings are identifiable from the letters, ACL, and gardaí believe attempts will be made to sell them on.

“We’re asking people who may be asked to purchase the fittings to check for the lettering,” a Garda spokesman said.

A number of business premises in Caherciveen have been targeted, with damage being caused by burglars gaining entry. However, they succeeded in taking only a small amount of money in all cases.

All the break-ins occurred between 4am and 4.30am, on Tuesday, and the premises hit included An Bonnán Buí, Craineens and Louis Nolan bookmakers, all of which are close by in the town centre.

Gardaí are also investigating burglaries from houses in Killarney and Kenmare, which may be linked.

Meanwhile, Tralee gardaí are investigating break-ins to multistorey car parks in the town, earlier this week.

The multistorey car parks in Maine Street and Edward Street were targeted in the early hours of Wednesday. Damage was caused to the parking pay machine in the Edward St car park, while damage was caused to the point of entry at the Maine St car park.

Burglars got away with a small amount of cash and the break-ins are believed to have occurred between midnight and 7am.

Scenes of crime examiners were called .

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who noticed anything in the Maine Street or Edward Street areas between 1am and 4am to contact them on 066 7102300.

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