GardaÍ in Donegal town are appealing for information after a “substantial sum” was taken from a hotel on Friday morning.
Garda Inspector Denis Joyce told the Donegal Democrat that two men, not thought to be from the local area, called into The Central Hotel at around 8.30am.
“One of the men told an employee at reception that his girlfriend had lost a ring in the ladies’ toilet,” Inspector Joyce said.
“When the employee accompanied the man to check for the ring, the other man went into the back office and took a substantial sum of money.
“A similar ploy was used ten minutes earler at The Abbey Hotel, but no money was obtained.”
Gardaí are asking anyone with information, or who may have seen any unusual activity in the area between 7am and 9am on Friday morning, to ring them on 074 972 1021.