Dar­ing raid on Ash­ford Co-op fails

Fe­bru­ary 1989

Bray People - - NEWS -

SLEDGE HAM­MER yield­ing crim­i­nals used pre­ci­sion tim­ing to smash their way through steel doors in a dar­ing raid on Ash­ford Co-op last week.

But their ef­forts were in vain as the lo­cal KG Se­cu­rity van ar­rived on the scene, forc­ing the cul­prits to flee.

How­ever, they had stocked up equip­ment worth £10,000 which they were just about to pick-up be­fore the ar­rival of the se­cu­rity van.

Gar­dai be­lieve the at­tempted rob­bery, which would have been one of the big­gest ever recorded in the area, was car­ried out by a team of pro­fes­sion­als.

They first dis­con­nected the di­rect alarm link to the Gar­dai by cut­ting an out­side wire but the rest of their op­er­a­tion had to be very slick.

They could not neu­tralise the in­ter­nal alarm which left them with just one minute to smash through the heavy se­cu­rity doors which they broke down from the frames.

The in­side alarm had just started to ring when the KG man ar­rived.

The raiders fled through fields at the back of the premises.

While the raiders failed to get away with any valu­able prop­erty, they did cause thousands of pounds worth of dam­ages to the premises.

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