Newbridge town raids may be linked

Gardai in Newbridge are appealing to any witnesses to a number of burglaries in the town between Friday evening and Saturday morning last that could be linked.

Gardai in Newbridge are appealing to any witnesses to a number of burglaries in the town between Friday evening and Saturday morning last that could be linked.

A shop on Georges St was raided between 9pm on Friday, October 19 and 8am on Saturday, October 20 and a small amount of cash was stolen.

Raiders entered the shop by smashing in the glass on the front door.

Earlier that same evening between 6pm on Friday and 6am on Saturday a hair dressers in Georges St was also raided.

The front door was smashed in and a quantity of cash and costume jewellery was taken.

“There was no subtlety used in either of these raids,” said Sgt Seamus Rothwell. “We believe they may be linked and will be checking CCTV.”

Gardai are appealing for anyone with any information about the raids to contact them on 045 431212.