A CCTV compact disc dumped in a river may hold the key to identifying gang who have broken into three business premises across Donegal in as many weeks.
The gang are believed to be responsible for the raids on petrol stations in Laghey and Newmills as well as yesterday’s raid on Killgordon post office.
In two of these raids, in Newmills and Killygordon, the gang disarmed the alarm systems before breaking into the premises by breaking in through the roof.
One inside the gang has stolen substantial amounts of cash and cigarettes before stealing the CCTV footage recorded during the break-ins from the last two raids.
However, the gang may have made a mistake during yesterday’s raid.
Donegal Daily understands that a computer disc found in a river near to the raid on Bradley’s newsagent and post office at Crossroads, may be connected to the shop.
Gardai have recovered the disc and forensic officers are currently examining the disc in a bid to identify the culprits.
It is under the ‘CCTV Gang’ behind the raids are well-organised and have cut telephone wires to disarm alarms before accessing premises and cleaning their tracks by taking CCTV footage.
Garda crime liaison officer, Sgt Paul Wallace, has appealed to businesses to review their security as the gang continues to target rural premises.Tags: