Gardaí warn public to watch out for ‘violent’ gang as they release details after incidents
It is feared the criminals may move to a different county
- 12:51, 15 MAR 2023
A warning has been issued by Gardaí to residents in Mayo over reports of a break-in by a “masked crime gang” in the county.
An investigation has been launched by officers following an attempted robbery at a house in Belmullet during the weekend. Details of the suspected thieves were subsequently released to the public.
According to Galway Beo, reports have emerged that several people clad in balaclavas gained entry into a property located on the edge of the Industrial Estate in Belmullet at around lunchtime, entering a room where one member of the household was asleep.
Once they had gained access to the room and realised there was a person there, the thieves reportedly became startled, shouted to another accomplice in another part of the house and ran off.
Although no further details of the incident have yet been made available, it has been said that the gang drove off in a silver-coloured Audi.