Ronanstown Gardaí in Clondalkin are investigating the theft of a Toyota Hilux – with registration number – NA64 YBJ – that was taken from the Clayton Hotel in Liffey Valley, Dublin.
The vehicle belonged to a tree surgeon - Shane McDonagh - who had travelled from Co. Mayo to Dublin for work.
The theft took place between the hours of 1 am and 5 am on Wednesday, (July 17th).
There was a number of items in the boot;
- 3 Stihl Chainsaws,
- 1 Stihl Leafblower,
- Work safety clothing.
The stolen property is worth an estimated €18,000. Speaking to That's Farming, Shane said, "The Hilux is worth about €15,000 and the equipment is worth about €3,000."
"I got to the hotel at about 12:30 am and was up again to leave for work at about 5:30, so the vehicle was taken between those times".
The Gardaí are currently investigating CCTV footage that was taken from the night.
Shane has offered a €1,000 reward for anybody with information leading to the safe return of the property.
Anyone with information should contact Ronanstown Garda Station on 01-666 7700