Reports have emerged in recent days of a number of thefts that have occurred in Mayo County.
One of the thefts was reported online via a Social Media post, with P.J. Kelly’s Homevalue on the Newport road in Westport having had an Isuzu flatbed lorry with PM Crane stolen. The lorry, which is an Isuzu F110.210 11tonne model, was taken overnight from the P.K. Kelly’s premises at some stage between Sunday night and Monday morning, December 3rd.
The truck has a 2012 registration and was only recently imported from overseas. Anybody with any information on what is described as a rare vehicle is urged to contact the owner Dermot on 087-9970040 or Westport Gardaí on 098-50230.
Other Thefts -
This was not the only thefts reported in the county over the past few days either, with up to €40,000 worth of tools, equipment and other items taken from the grounds of Westport United Soccer club, as reported by Mayo news.
There were also two containers taken from the grounds, one of which is owned by the South West Development Company. Among the other items taken were a number of push lawnmowers, some Kubota ride-on lawnmowers, approximately 10 strimmers, con-saws, angle grinders, tools and a generator.
There were also two trailers taken from the site, which are owned by the South West Development company. It is thought that the containers taken may be connected in some way to the theft of the Isuzu lorry from P.J. Kelly’s. All of the items owned by the South West Development Company were marked in permanent Ink with the letters “RSS 7”.
One of the ride-on lawn mowers, suspected to have been stolen from Westport, was recently discovered in a trailer near Bofeenaun village in Mayo yesterday morning, Monday December 3rd.
It is thought that the thefts were carried out by a criminal gang based in the north of Mayo. Gardaí have appealed to the public to not buy any equipment or machinery if they are under suspicious in any way, especially if they are offered at reduced prices.
The Gardaí are appealing to the public not to buy anything suspect, and to contact them if offered any tools at reduced prices. Anybody who seen anything suspicious in these areas on the nights in question, or who may have seen any of the stolen items, are urged to contact their local Gardaí