GARDAI have issued a warning to mass-goers to be wary during these times, after a home was targeted in Enniskeane during Saturday evening mass.
The home was entered by an unlocked door last Saturday evening, between 7.25pm and 8.10pm, and a sum of money was taken.
‘We have had issues in the past with homes being targeted during mass times, so we would hope that this is not a trend,’ said West Cork crime prevention officer Sgt Ian O’Callaghan. ‘We would urge people to lock all doors and windows and not to leave any cash unattended in a house, especially during mass times,’ he said.
Meanwhile, gardai in Dunmanway are investigating a break-in to a newly-built home at Bunanumera. A back door window was broken and a blue Honda generator was taken. There are two rubber mountings on the generator which are loose and cracked, Sgt O’Callaghan pointed out, urging the public to be aware if such items are offered for sale. The generator, which weighs 2.5kg, is worth about €1,000 and at the same break-in a yellow Wacker, used for plastering, was also taken, valued at €1,500. ‘It had no guard on the belt and no stud on the pulley, and workmen will be able to identify it from that,’ he added.
Meanwhile, gardai in Bantry are also investigating the smashing of two windows on Wolfe Tone Square in the town on the night of January 28th. Both windows were broken on commercial premises on the Square. And between January 27th and 29th, a tractor, which was parked up at Rossa Road in Skibbereen, was damaged when a stone was thrown through a side window. Gardai in Skibbereen are investigating.