Shannonside shop owners warned by Gardai to be alert after theft from Moate store

Gardaí are warning shop owners in the midlands to be on their guard following the theft of a large sum of cash from a shop in Moate yesterday afternoon.

The incident happened when five people entered the shop and spread out in a manner aimed at distracting staff.

One of the five entered an adjoining office and escaped with what’s been described as a “substantial” amount of cash. Gardai are asking shop owners to be on their guard for any similar attempts in the region.