Thieves drive away with 450 kegs of beer from the Guinness Brewery in Dublin.

An Garda Síochána are investigating the theft of 450 kegs of beer from the Guinness Brewery. In the run up to Christmas there are in excess of 250 truck movements both in and out of the complex every day.

On the afternoon of 28 November 2007, a lorry arrived into the yard where there were a number of trailers stored ready for delivery.

The driver then attached one of the trailers containing 450 kegs of beer to his cab and drove out of the yard through the main gates.

The robbery was discovered a short time later and the gardaí were notified. The empty trailer used by the beer thieves was discovered at Slane Hill in County Meath.

Detectives are examining CCTV footage from the Guinness complex and surrounding areas.

The haul included 180 kegs of Guinness, 180 kegs of Budweiser and 90 kegs of Carlsberg, the equivalent of 40,000 pints. Guinness' parent company, Diageo say the kegs are worth €64,000.

In the aftermath of the robbery, security at the Guinness Brewery on Dublin's Victoria Quay has been tightened.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 29 November 2007. The reporter is Paul Maguire.