Thieves bag tiger and 12 ca­naries

November 1995

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

Wex­ford Gar­daí have a cou­ple of un­usual thefts to in­ves­ti­gate this week as they hunt for cul­prits who stole a giant in­flat­able tiger and 12 ca­naries in sep­a­rate in­ci­dents.

The Esso em­blem and the song­birds were taken in dead-of-night raids on a garage and a house.

The tiger was taken from the roof of J.J. Byrne’s Citroen garage at New­town Road, along with an air pump­ing unit, in an ap­par­ent prank in the early hours of Mon­day morn­ing.

De­spite its huge size, no trace has since been since of the pro­mo­tional an­i­mal, which would have taken some ef­fort to re­move from its 20ft high perch.

In an­other un­usual in­ci­dent, 12 prized ca­naries were spir­ited away in the early hours of Tues­day morn­ing from a bird shed at the rear of a res­i­dence in Wex­ford town.

Gar­daí are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion about this rob­bery and are hop­ing that some­body with knowl­edge of it might soon ‘sing’ for them.

A num­ber of cars parked along the same street were bro­ken into the pre­vi­ous night, with sev­eral items be­ing taken, though Gar­daí say there was ‘lit­tle of any sig­nif­i­cant value’. They did not spec­u­late on whether the car break-ins and the ca­naries crime might be linked.

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