Gardaí urge businesses to be on alert following theft from Cork store

Gardaí urge businesses to be on alert following theft from Cork store

Gardaí are warning businesses to be wary of travelling criminals targeting businesses after a well known Cork store was targeted in recent days.

Gardaí are warning businesses to be wary of travelling criminals targeting businesses after a well known Cork store was targeted in recent days.

Electrical items from a well-known store in Little Island were stolen when a number of men broke in shortly after 2.30am yesterday morning.

It is understood they used an iron bar to break in.

Nobody has been arrested in connection with the burglary.

Today, gardaí are urging businesses to be mindful of travelling criminals who are expected to target businesses in the dying hours before tonight's level 5 lockdown.

Crime prevention officer for Cork city, Sergeant Brian McSweeney, said the lockdown will mean that travelling criminals are less likely to operate as they will fear being caught as roads will be less busy with traffic.

He urged business owners to be extremely security-conscious when locking up their premises for the lockdown period.

He advised businesses that have shutters to ensure they secure the shuttering to the ground, and not to just rely on the key mechanism.

Businesses are also advised to ensure alarms are turned on when closing up, and to ensure that both doors and fire doors are secured from inside and outside the premises.

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