Thieves target Co. Kildare children charity


Paul O'Meara


Paul O'Meara


Thieves target Co. Kildare children charity

Naas Garda Station

Heartless thieves have targeted the Barrettstown charity in Ballymore overnight.

The charity helps children affected by serious illness and their families.

Equipment, including a quad bike, with a total estimated value of €4,000 was stolen from the premises, previously known as Barretstown Castle between midnight and 8.30am this morning.

According the gardai the quad bike has an estimated  value of €1,200.

Also stolen was  Ford Transit van. The vehicle was stolen from the site and, it’s believed, was used to transport the equipment, which included two chainsaws and a power washer.

The keys of a second Ford transit van were stolen also.

The stolen van has a 07 C 27783 registration.

Naas gardai (884300) are seeking information from anyone who may have seen anything unusual in the area.