Stolen safe found dumped on beach
RAIDERS who broke into Carrowmore Visitor Centre last week must have thought they had hit the jackpot when they found a large safe underneath a desk at reception.
It’s hard to guess how long they spent hammering the door but one can only imagine their dismay on finally opening it only to discover it was empty.
The raiders broke in last Monday night/Tuesday morning 18th/19 th September.
They threw items around the place and while they didn’t actually get anything (apart from an empty safe) they caused the centre reception to close last Tuesday while Garda forensics examined the scene.
A local source told The Sligo Champion that the burglars sprayed “some sort of chemical around the reception area” along with water, creating “quite a mess”.
Staff were forced to welcome bus coaches from the car park and give free tickets as they had no facilities for handling money. Sligo Gardaí are investigating the break-in.
Tributes were paid to staff who kept the centre open to welcome several bus tours that day despite the damage caused.
The old safe stolen from Carrowmore Visitor Centre last week. James Connolly.
The safe was dumped by disappointed raiders on Strandhill beach.