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Gardai renew appeal after knife incident in Bantry

June 6th, 2016 11:25 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

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GARDAI in Bantry are continuing to investigate a serious incident involving a knife, at a filling station in Bantry in March.

On March 16th, a male entered the premises at 9.20pm and, holding a large knife, threatened the staff member. Luckily, he was disturbed by someone else entering the shop, and he fled empty-handed.

He was wearing a red hoodie with white writing on the front and a white scarf covering part of his face. He had navy/black canvass runners with white soles and grey tracksuit bottoms and ran across the road onto the quays, so this may jerk someone’s memory, say gardai.

Meanwhile, gardai are also investigating a number of incidents in the region this week.

Between May 28th and 30th, at Castlemore, Crookstown, a roll of 40m of copper wire was taken from a quarry.

At Coolmoreen in Innishannon on May 19th, between 9.50am and 4pm, a house was entered by a rear door break-in, and an amount of cash and prescription medicine was taken. Gardai in Bandon are investigating.

At Bengour East, Newcestown, on May 19th, a house was entered at approx 1.30am through an unlocked front door and two sets of car keys were taken. The intruder was disturbed by the homeowner, and they fled without taking the vehicles, but the keys were not recovered. Gardai at both Ballineen and Bandon are investigating the incident.

And at Knockroe, Kilcrohane, Durrus between 4pm on May 21st and 10am on May 22nd, a Shinabiwa strimmer worth €50 was taken from a transport box parked in a yard. Meanwhile, Tom Ford glasses, worth €250, were taken from an unlocked car in a Kinsale estate recently.

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