Limerick McDonald's badly damaged in attempted robbery

It is believed the raiders used a JCB in an attempt to break in to the branch at Castletroy

Limerick McDonald's badly damaged in attempted robbery

Image: Daithí O'Brien/Twitter

Gardaí are investigating an attempted burglary at a McDonald's outlet in County Limerick.

It is believed the raiders used a JCB to break in to the drive thru of the branch in Castletroy at around 2:50am on Tuesday morning.

The thieves were reportedly targeting a safe.

In a statement, McDonald's says: "We can confirm that our Castletroy Limerick restaurant experienced an attempted break in this morning, we are co-operating with the local garda as the investigation continues.”

Gardaí say their investigations are ongoing.

Lidl, whose Fortunestown store was partially destroyed using machinery during Storm Emma, has tweeted about the Limerieck incident: