WATCH: CCTV shows business van robbed in Kildare in broad daylight

Owner 'absolutely gutted'

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#Watch CCTV: Laois man 'absolutely gutted' as business van is robbed in broad daylight

A Portarlington man has been left "gutted" as his work van was "cleaned out" in broad daylight. 

The break-in and robbery happened in Kildare, and Stephen Broderick shared the CCTV footage on his Facebook.

He has been left angered that his work tools and equipment were stolen.

He said that if people stopped buying these tools from people who rob them, there would be no reason for them to be stolen in the first place. 

He said he works hard and is "absolutely gutted". 

Stephen shared the footage on Facebook with the following message in order to warn other people what is happening. 

"Guys van after getting cleaned out at 11:34am today. Absolutely gutted to say the least. Working long hours to keep things going and lads going around doing this. If there was no one to buy these tools there would be no need for them to be robbed. Please be aware and keep an eye on your property," he said.

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The video shows the burglar casually parking up beside the van, speeding a short time breaking in and then clearing out anything that was inside before driving off again.