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UPDATE: Gardaí are appealing for business owners in Donegal to take security precautions

Burglars took cash and cigarettes during the latest raid on a commercial premises

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Gardaí appeal for information on burglaries in three Donegal towns

Gardaí are appealing for business owners across the county to take security precautions following the latest raid on a business here.
Burglars took cash and cigarettes during a raid at Sweeney’s Service Station in Termon.
The raid took place sometime between 9.30pm on Monday when the premises closed and 7am on Tuesday when it opened.
The premises was accessed through the roof.
The burglars tampered with both the alarm and the CCTV system and ransacked the premises.
Donegal divisional crime prevention officer Paul Wallace said gardaí are happy that advice is being taken on security, but he urged businesses to continue to be vigilant.
“Gardaí are happy people in the retail trade are taking advice about security and not keeping cash on the premises. If they are keeping cigarettes and other valuable items on their premises they need to take precautions and store them securely.”
The raid is the latest in a series at businesses premises across the county in recent months.
Last month cash and cigarettes were taken in a raid at post office and shop in Lettermacaward.
A number of the roads have involved entry through the roof of the premises.
Raids have taken place in Laghey, Dunlgoe , Killygordon and Letterkenny.