HC Deb 03 August 1882 vol 273 c604

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether two burglaries were recently committed in the Irish Police Stores Lower Castle Yard, and property to the value of about £80 stolen; whether the desk in the office of the Pay Clerk of the B Division was broken open and upwards of £100 stolen; whether the Aide-de-camp's quarters in the Lower Castle Yard were robbed of jewellery valued at about £30; whether a desk in the Chief Secretary's Office was broken open and some £35 stolen; and, whether the property has been recovered and whether the thieves have been made amenable to justice, or whether they are still at large?


I have made inquiries in reference to this Question, and find that in July, 1879, property to the value of about £2 was stolen from the General Police Stores in the Lower Castle Yard. No person was made amenable for the offence. About five or six years ago the pay clerk's desk was forced open, and, as well as can be ascertained, about £4 was stolen. No one was made amenable. In April, 1881, some jewellery, valued at £49, was stolen from the aide-de- camp's quarters; upwards of £35 worth was recovered, and one person was arrested and convicted of receiving stolen goods. And in January last a sum of £34 was stolen from a desk in the Chief Secretary's Department; but the thief has not been discovered.