Power wash­ers and trailer worth €15,000 stolen from busi­ness­man

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS - By PADRAIG BYRNE

A LO­CAL busi­ness­man was left reel­ing last week af­ter thieves made off with ma­chin­ery car­ry­ing a value of nearly €15,000. Ray Mer­nagh of Ray Mer­nagh and Son Power Wash­ing and Spray Paint­ing in Bal­ly­car­ney was hor­ri­fied to find that thieves had made off with two state of the art power wash­ers, along with the trailer that they were be­ing kept in.

Gar­daí said that the in­ci­dent hap­pened some­where be­tween Novem­ber 3 and 6 at Bal­li­nakill, Bal­ly­car­ney, and saw the raiders make off with two Yan­mar Power wash­ers and an Ifor Wil­liams trailer. Well-known for his work lo­cally, Ray has urged any­one who may have any in­for­ma­tion to con­tact the gar­daí and has of­fered a re­ward for the re­turn of the equip­ment.

‘ They must have been watch­ing the place,’ he said. ‘ There’s elec­tric gates on the yard there and usu­ally they’re closed, but they were left open for a cou­ple of days while horses were be­ing brought in and out. Some­one must have been watch­ing this or passed on the in­for­ma­tion. I’d ask any­one who knows any­thing to get in touch with the gar­daí and we’re of­fer­ing a re­ward.’

Gar­daí re-it­er­ated Mr Mer­nagh’s ap­peal for in­for­ma­tion and asked that any­one who may have seen some­body driv­ing along with two power wash­ers in a trailer around this time to get in touch with them at the sta­tion on 053 9242580.

Mean­while, gar­daí are also in­ves­ti­gat­ing the theft of ma­chin­ery with a value of around €2,000 from a van at St Ai­dan’s Vil­las on Wed­nes­day of last week. The in­ci­dent is be­lieved to have taken place in evening time and saw three chain­saws stolen from a van which was parked up there.

‘We would ask that any­one who may have seen any­one load­ing the chain­saws into a ve­hi­cle or head­ing off down the road with them, to please get in touch with us at En­nis­cor­thy Garda Sta­tion,’ a spokesman said.

Ray Mer­nagh.

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