A spate of recent burglaries in the north Mayo area may be connected and gardaí are seeking information. Pat Rouse's Bar in Ballina was broken into around 2.30 a.m. on August 31 and a sum of money stolen after the premises was 'ransacked'.
Also on the same night, the Lough Conn Milling Company premises on the Lahardane Road, Crossmolina, was broken into.
CCTV footage shows a black saloon vehicle with alloy wheels was used by three persons who participated in the raid.
On Wednesday last, September 1, gardaí were alerted to a break-in at Costutters, Lahardane, by a 999 caller.
A small sum of cash was taken. CCTV footage suggests the same vehicle used in the raid at the Lough Conn Milling Company may have been involved in the raid.
A small amount of cash was taken.
Also on September 1, a number of antique items were stolen when a window was smashed at Harrison's Bar, Tone Street, Ballina. A man was subsequently arrested and the stolen property recovered.
In a further incident on Thursday last, September 2, a daytime burglary was reported in a private house at Enaghbeg, Crossmolina.
A witness reported an 18- to 20-year-old suspect with a white shirt and blue jeans who was driving a silver Honda Civic with spoilers and sunroof in the area at the time of the incident.