Cigarettes to a value of €3,000 were stolen last night from the MACE store on Hale Street in Ardee overnight.
The break-in happened between 1am and 2.15am when culprits forced their way into the store via the roof from the rear of the premises and broke into the cigarette vending machine. They made off with the store’s large quantity stock of cigarettes – valued at around €3,000.
The store alarm was activated and they owner of the premises contacted Gardai from Ardee Garda Station who attended the scene. Gardai are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious in the area in the early hours of the morning to contact them in Ardee on 041 685 3222.