It is believed the raiders used a digger to break into the drive thru

Gardaí are investigating an attempted burglary at a McDonalds 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 last night.

The thieves were reportedly targeting a safe.

In a statement this afternoon McDonalds said: "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 said their investigations are ongoing.