Phone Shop Hit in Typical East European Flying Raid

The Castleisland Computers & Phones premises at Lower Main Street, Castleisland which was targeted in the early hours of Monday morning.
The Castleisland Computers & Phones premises at Lower Main Stree which was targeted in the early hours of Monday morning.

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.

Flying Raids

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.


You can contact The Maine Valley Post on…Anyone in The Maine Valley Post catchment area who would like to send us news and captioned photographs for inclusion can send them to:  Queries about advertising and any other matters regarding The Maine Valley Post can also be sent to that address or just ring: 087 23 59 467. Please Note: A click on any of our adverts will reveal all you need to know about what our advertisers need to tell you.