Fresh appeal for information on distraction theft

Gardaí in Letterkenny have issued a fresh appeal for information following a significant theft of jewellery and cash.
They have also released some images.

Four women and a man entered Mourne Antiques in Letterkenny at approximately 4.30pm on Saturday January 18, 2020.

Once inside the property, a number of the individuals distracted staff, while one woman gained entry to a back office and stole a quantity of goods.

The items stolen included cash and jewellery, among them was an 18 carat white gold oval yellow sapphire cluster ring.


Among the items stolen were nine 18 carat gold rings, two 9 carat gold rings, an antique sovereign case along with a matching chain, a rare antique round vesta (matches) case, a rare antique rose gold plain locket set with old cut diamonds, and a rare 9 carat antique rose gold ‘paper link’ 30″ chain, and six antique bar brooches.                

Gardaí say those who entered the property are believed to have all arrived and left together in a blue Ford S-Max.

Gardaí are anxious to track the movements of this vehicle and believe it may have also driven through Counties Derry and Dublin.

Local Gardaí are liaising with the PSNI and other divisions on this matter.

Anyone who may have seen a vehicle matching this description acting suspiciously in their locality is asked to make contact with Gardaí in Letterkenny on  (074) 9167100, contact the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.


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