COPPER WIRE THEFTS HAVING SERIOUS IMPACT ON RURAL COMMUNITIES SAY GARDAÍ

6 August 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Gardaí are investigating a number of incidents in the Mid and South Monaghan areas in which copper wire from Eir telecommunications systems has been stolen. A number of such thefts have been detected in the Castleblayney and Carrickmacross areas in recent weeks, with the internal copper wire being removed from its plastic shedding, the shedding being discarded at the scene. The Gardaí said that the thefts had caused communications breakdowns in rural communities and those responsible had no consideration for the problems this could pose and the impact it could have on vulnerable community members. “We are appealing to the communities in the rural areas of Castleblayney and Carrickmacross to be vigilant for unusual late night activity,” a Garda spokesperson stated. “If anyone has information that may assist in apprehending the culprits please contact the Gardai in Carrickmacross on 042 9690190.”

CASE OF GARDA IMPERSONATION IN CASTLEBLAYNEY

An investigation is also ongoing into an incident which took place in the Castleblayney area on Friday morning last involving men posing as Garda detectives. Two men claiming to be plainclothes Garda members called to the home of an elderly woman in the townland of Errybane at around 10.30 am. They told the occupant of the home that they were trying to find the owner of a sum of money that had been recovered locally. Other family members were present at the time and the men left without gaining entry to the house. Anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area at the time is asked to get…..

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