Warning as car broken into

A distraught woman whose car was broken into as she visited her late husband’s grave in Bundoran has warned the public to be vigilant.

A distraught woman whose car was broken into as she visited her late husband’s grave in Bundoran has warned the public to be vigilant.

The woman, who does not wish to be named, was visiting the cemetery with her daughter to lay fresh flowers on the grave.

The pair were planning to do some shopping in Sligo afterwards, and had a considerable amount of cash in their handbags.

“When we pulled into the graveyard at around 1pm, I noticed a car pulled up in a lay-by in the distance. I didn’t think anything of it at the time.

“We knew we were only going to be a few minutes, so we left our bags in the car and locked it.

“When we returned to our car, not five minutes later, one of the windows had been smashed in, the one on the right rear passenger side, and both our bags had been taken. In addition to the money, our cards and ID, there were also items of sentimental value that are gone now.

“What makes me really angry is that the other car was gone, and I feel, because of that, that they graveyard was being targeted.”

“The guards are investigating and they have been very helpful.”

Although a call was made to gardaí in Bundoran and Ballyshannon, no one was available to comment before the time of going to press.