Mean thieves strike during funeral

A Carrick-on-Suir home was burgled last weekend while its residents were attending a family funeral.

A Carrick-on-Suir home was burgled last weekend while its residents were attending a family funeral.

The crime has been denounced by Mayor of Carrick-on-Suir Cllr Kieran Bourke as “heartless”, “disgraceful” and “despicable”.

The house in the St Nicholas Park area of the town was broken into while it was vacant between 1pm on Saturday and around 1.30am on Sunday. The break-in was discovered when the grieving family returned home.

A Carrick-on-Suir Garda Station spokesman said the burglars entered the house through the back of the property and jewellery was among the items stolen.

He appealed to anyone, who witnessed suspicious activity in the St Nicholas Park area last Saturday to assist the Gardai with their investigation.

Cllr Kieran Bourke said all crime was terrible but the nature and circumstances of this particular burglary was just “heartless” and “disgraceful”. “It’s despicable,” he declared and expressed sympathy to the family concerned on their heartbreaking bereavement and the “outrageous” crime inflicted on them.

Anyone with information that may assist the Gardai’s investigation should contact Carrick-on-Suir Garda Station at (051) 640024.