Hundreds of homes and business premises across Delvin and its environs were affected by a sudden power outage shortly after 11pm on Tuesday 24th March. Gardai have now confirmed that the disruption was a direct result of the theft of up to a mile of supply cabling.
This is actually the SECOND time that this has happened in the local area.
If anyone has any information or saw anything suspicious on the Mullingar to Delvin route that evening, please contact Mullingar Gardai in confidence on 044 938 4000 or Delvin Gardai on 044 966 4193.
Remember that if you are suspicious of any work that is being carried out on public or private property – day or night – a quick call to the gardai can easily and discreetly establish whether that work is legitimate. If we trust our instincts and communicate with garda officers and neighbours, we can easily and quickly stop the thieves in their tracks.