Well-known farm machinery company targeted by thieves for 16th time in six years

A well-known Shannonside farm machinery company has suffered its 16th theft, or attempted theft since 2011, following an incident in broad daylight on Monday afternoon.

Gardai in Longford have confirmed no arrests have been made of yet, after a van, filled with power tools, was targeted by brazen thieves outside of Johnston Farm Equipment on the Athlone road in Longford yesterday afternoon.

CCTV footage of the alleged incident has been shared online, and shows the alleged thieves watching the van, and then opening it and removing hundreds of euro worth of tools and making their escape in a raid that lasts approximately just three minutes.

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Speaking on the Joe Finnegan show, Derek Johnston says the raid is very frustrating: