Dundalk as it Happens
Family’s Christmas plans hit as presents are stolen from car on Castletown Road
A local family’s Christmas has got off to the worst possible start after Christmas presents were stolen from the boot of their car in Dundalk in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Damien Murray had just returned from working in Morocco less than 12 hours before the presents – including a PlayStation 3 and several games – were stolen from the car outside his daughter’s house in Assumption Place on the Castletown Road.
While he has offered a small reward for information leading to their recovery, Damien admitted “I think they’re gone missing for good to be honest.”
Speaking on LMFM’s Micheal Reade show, Damien said: “I’m working in Morocco at the moment. I arrived back late Saturday night/Sunday morning. As you do, you pay a few pound off the presents each week in your local toy stores so my wife said she’d collect them when I was due home and we’d put them away.
“She got them on Saturday and put them in the boot of the car. We stayed in my daughter’s house in Assumption Place on the Castletown Road that night. My wife went to work then on Sunday morning, she works in the Carrickdale, and she went out about 11 o’clock to get something in the boot of the car and it was only then that she discovered all the toys were gone.”
Damien said there was very little the Gardaí could do about the matter and said it would be hard to recover the situation as some of the items bought were now sold out.
“The car was locked so I don’t know how they got into it. The boot won’t open in the car so they were able to drop down the back seat and get into the boot that way but I don’t know how they got into the car.”
Damien believes the items were stolen sometime between 2.30am and 8am in the early hours of Sunday morning. The car was parked opposite the site of the former Rice’s Bridge Stores on the Castletown Road and anyone with information can contact him via his Facebook page.