Antiques stolen in Stradbally burglary

Gardaí are appealing for information after antique coins and medals were stolen from a home in Stradbally last week.

Last Tuesday, February 25, the owner of a house in Crannagh, Stradbally, returned home at around 3pm to discover the rear window of the property had been smashed. A number of antique items were taken, including valuable coins and medals.

CCTV footage in the vicinity has identified two men, one dressed in black and one wearing blue jeans and a red jacket. They are approximately 5’5” to 5’10” in height.

As well as appealing for any witnesses to the burglary, the gardaí are advising anyone who may be offered such items to contact the garda station immediately.

The incident was one of several thefts to have occurred across the county within the past seven days.

On Wednesday, February 26, between 3.30pm and 6pm, a woman parked her car at the Windy Gap in Stradbally and went for a walk in the woods. When she returned to the car she discovered the window had been smashed and her handbag stolen.

Gardaí are reiterating their warning to people not to leave valuables on display in parked cars.

And between 6pm on February 26 and 1am on February 27, an unoccupied house at Bracklone Street, Portarlington, was broken into and a TV and Playstation were stolen.

Gardaí are appealing for information, and advising anyone who may be offered such items to contact them on 05786 74100.


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