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Garda appeal after Kinsale boat engine thieves disturbed in the act

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 3:50pm

Story by Siobhan Cronin
Garda appeal after Kinsale boat engine thieves disturbed in the act

One of the engines which the gardaí want to unite with their owners

GARDAÍ are appealing for witnesses following the recovery of three outboard engines that were stolen in Kinsale on Monday.  

At approximately 9.30pm, a member of the public spotted two men acting suspiciously at the water’s edge at Scilly.

The two men fled the scene empty-handed, leaving behind a small dinghy with three outboard engines in it. Gardaí from the Bandon District attended and discovered that attempts were also made to remove the engines from two other boats in the harbour.  

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious around the harbour in Kinsale between 8pm and 10pm, to contact Bandon Garda Station on 023-885 2200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.

Gardaí are also trying to identify the owners of the three engines that were recovered.

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