Surf store wiped out; Robbers break into van taking wetsuits & boots worth [euro]2,000.
Byline: KEVIN JENKINSON and BRYNMOR PATTISON
THERE was a wave of anger yesterday after callous thieves stole expensive equipment from a popular surfing school.
Staff at Lahinch Surf Experience in Co Clare arrived to their company van and found it had been broken into.
The doors were forced open and gear worth [euro]2,000 was taken.
Co-owner John Linnane, 41, told the Irish Sunday Mirror 60 pairs of surfing boots and around 15 wetsuits were stolen.
However, their more valuable collection of surf boards was untouched, possibly because they were too big to carry.
Mr Linnane, who owns the business with Dexter McCullough, said: "It is a pointless rob because the stuff is valueless unless the thief has a surf school or surfers who will buy them, but this is unlikely because we know them all.
"We [are] asking anyone who is offered Alder Edge boots and O'Neill wetsuits with LSE written on them to contact us or Gardai in Ennistymon."
Mr Linnane, who has been surfing for more than 27 years, added he has never heard of a surf school being targeted.
Yesterday images of the van were posted on their Facebook page.
The business owner said gardai are trying to get CCTV footage from cameras on the promenade to help catch the thieves.
60 number of pairs of boots that were stolen from the surf firm's van
EXPENSIVE Alder Edge boots stolen
SNAPPED Thieves broke van lock to gain entry
BOARD FAILTE Lahinch in Co Clare is very popular with surfers
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|Publication:||Sunday Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Mar 27, 2016|
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