Roscommon Gardaí are investigating an attempted break-in at Lidl on the Lanesboro Road, Roscommon town in the early hours of last Sunday morning.
Considerable damage was done to the store’s alarm system and it’s likely that those involved were disturbed by Gardaí responding to the alarm.
Midwest News understands that Roscommon Gardai responded to an initial panic alarm and deemed the area okay.
Fifteen minutes later Gardai responded to a second alarm at the premises and discovered that intruders had forced entry to a plant room around the back of the store.
Considerable damage was caused to alarm panels and electrics in the room, but no entry was made into the main store area.
Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area from approximately 3.30 am to 4 am on Sunday morning to contact them at Roscommon Garda Station on 090-6638300.
Gardai believe that the intruders may have parked along the main road.
They are particularly interested in speaking to taxi drivers or other motorists who may have noticed suspicious activity in the area in the early hours of Sunday morning.