Stolen safe found dumped on beach

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS - By SORCHA CROW­LEY

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.

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