Gardai in Castleisland are investigating a theft in the early hours of Monday morning in which a large quantity of mobile phones were stolen from Castleisland Computer and Phone Shop at Lower Main Street.
All Stock Stolen
“Unfortunately all of our phone stock was stolen. We aim to be re-open for business on Tuesday with new stock of phones on Wednesday,” said a notice posted on the company Facebook page.
The posted notice also came with a warning about buying phones from unauthorized dealers as all the stolen phones have now been rendered useless and barred from use in Ireland.
However, according to informed sources, the raid had all the hallmarks of an eastern European flying operation which has been a feature of similar situations in other parts of Ireland in recent times.
The phones are taken back by the criminals involved and, with a little technology, they’re put back into use and on the market there.
Garda Confidential Line
The raid took place an hour or so after the Garda shift locally had finished for the morning. Anyone with any information can ring the Garda Confidential Line on: 1800 666 111
The Garda Confidential line allows members of the public to call with confidential information relating to matters of crime or other activities.
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