Buyers beware: Strimmer stolen from jeep in Meath

An Garda Síochána has issued a word of warning to any potential purchasers to conduct proper checks on machinery before buying such items, following the theft of a strimmer from a jeep in Co. Meath.

In a brief statement last night, Tuesday, July 7, Gardaí based in Co. Meath said:

“This afternoon a strimmer was stolen from a jeep in Johnstown, Navan.

It had an Eircode marked on it so we would advise all not to buy any second-hand property with property markings on it until you do proper checks on it.

“If you suspect someone is selling property which you suspect is stolen, let us know and we will deal with it,” the Garda statement concluded.

Tools stolen in overnight raid

This follows a previous incident in Meath earlier this week where a number of tools were stolen in an overnight raid.

Taking to social media on Sunday, July 5, Gardaí in Co. Meath said:

Slane Gardaí are investigating a break-in last night where a number of chainsaws, hedge strimmers, power washers and garden tools were stolen. All the items have had the Eircode engraved onto them.

Appealing to potential buyers of such items, Gardaí warned:

“Be wary if you are offered any items at a reduced price with identification marking on them.

“If you see any items for sale with an Eircode engraved onto them make sure you do a check on them as there is a possibility that you are buying stolen property.

This could have serious implications for you as the buyer. If the suspects try and erase the Eircode from the items the property will be damaged – so think before you buy the item.

“If you see any items for sale which you suspect are stolen let us know. If you have any information regarding the stolen property last night please give the Gardaí a call on: 046-9036100,” the Garda statement concluded.