MAJOR JEWELLERY HEIST IN FERMOY
Fermoy gardai are this week appealing for witnesses following a major robbery in which jewellery believed to be valued in the region of €50,000 to €80,000 was stolen from JJ Barber’s jewellery shop in the town in the early hours of Sunday morning last.
The robbery occurred between 1am and 3am on Sunday, January 30 when it is believed that culprits gained entry through the rear of the premises.
“The thieves would have had to go along the roof of other buildings to gain access to the rear of Barber’s Jewellers. And, they would have exited through the skylight window” Inspector Tony O’Sullivan told The Avondhu.
The culprits forced 2 internal doors and spent some time forcing the steel frame of one door, so it is thought that there would have been quite an amount of noise coming from the shop. A bag of tools that were used was left at the scene. The owner arrived at the premises on Monday morning to find that the premises had been robbed.
A substantial amount of jewellery was taken which included gold rings, gold dress bracelets, necklets and gold pendants. The Barber family and staff at the shop would like to thank everyone for their support which is very much appreciated at this time. They also confirmed that business would continue as usual in the shop.
Gardai are viewing CCTV and have appealed to anyone that was in the area at the time to come forward if they saw any suspicious activity. Contact the Fermoy garda station at 025-82100.
Thursday 3rd February 5:19pm