Two males have received custodial sentences after pleading guilty to the theft of batteries from diggers and tractors in the Kilnaleck and Kilcogy areas.
Between September 16th and 17th, Gardaí in Kilnaleck received a number of reports of thieves stealing batteries in the areas specified.
Last Thursday, Gardaí in Granard stopped a van containing a “large quantity of batteries”.
Two males were arrested at the scene and subsequently charged with theft-related offences. The batteries stolen from Kilnaleck and Kilcogy were identified from the haul, according to a statement from Gardaí.
The men appeared before Harristown District Court, Castlerea earlier this week. “There are still a large number of batteries for which we have not identified the owner.” Gardaí outlined in a statement.
If you had batteries stolen recently and you did not report the matter, you are advised to call Kilnaleck Garda Station — 049 4336202 or Granard — 043 6687660.