Armed gang steals truckload of booze

Thousands of cases of Jameson whiskey, Bombay Sapphire gin and Jack Daniel’s have been stolen in a violent robbery at a warehouse in Dublin.

Members of staff were tied up by armed men who forced their way into a warehouse in an industrial estate in Ballyfermot with iron bars on 14 November, as reported by the Irish Times.

A gang of five men then used 40-foot trucks and tractors to steal 2,580 cases of Jameson whiskey – more than 15,000 70cl bottles. Each of the bottles stolen had one of three batch numbers; L428112153, L428312172, L428016141 on its label.

A number of cases of Bombay Sapphire Gin and Jack Daniels were also taken. The Irish Gardaí believe the alcohol could be offered up for sale to the public before Christmas.

The Irish Gardaí are appealing for information on the robbery

The authorities are now appealing for information on the two tractor units and 40-foot containers used to carry out the robbery, which were seen leaving the Parkwest Estate between 4pm and 4.30pm.

One of the trucks had a red cab with a bank of spotlights along the top with a white solid container, while the other had a white cab with a trailer and a blue curtain.

Anyone with information should call Ballyfermot Garda station on 01 6667227 / 01 6667200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800666111.

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