Jewellery worth €250,000 stolen in Storm Emma raid

Burglars robbed ‘a large amount’ of jewellery from an Athlone shopping centre

The Golden Island shopping centre in Athlone, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Golden Island

The Golden Island shopping centre in Athlone, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Golden Island

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Burglars escaped with about €250,000 worth of jewellery from a shopping centre during severe snow storms last week.

The gang took the jewellery after they managed to get into the Golden Island complex in Athlone, Co Westmeath, on Friday night.

In a statement, gardaí said “a number of intruders entered the premises overnight and made off with a large amount of jewellery”.

Details of stolen items have not been released.

Anybody with information or who may have been in the area at the time of the incident or who noticed any suspicious activity is asked to contact Athlone Garda station on (090)6498550 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666111.

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