Theft at prominent jewellers

A number of valuable items were stolen at a prominent jeweller’s shop in Ballyshannon yesterday afternoon as thieves targeted the premises in the centre of the town.

A number of valuable items were stolen at a prominent jeweller’s shop in Ballyshannon yesterday afternoon as thieves targeted the premises in the centre of the town.

A Garda spokesman confirmed that a number of items had been stolen yesterday afternoon at Ferguson’s Jewellers and that they are currently investigating the incident.

The spokesman also said that at the time of going to press, they had not put an exact value on the items, but did confirm that a number of pieces had been taken.

The Gardai are appealing to the public for information and have asked that if anybody did see anything unusual in the area to contact them at 071-9858530.

They also issued a word of warning to retailers to exercise extreme vigilance in the run-up to Christmas. “There are people out there who will take advantage of crowded shops and busy shop assistants over the next few days and we urge shopkeepers to keep a close watch and report anything suspicious to the Gardai.”