Wednesday 26 October 2016

Crime Watch: Homes without alarms targeted in Dundrum

Burglaries. Picture posed
Burglaries. Picture posed

There has been a spate of burglaries in the Balally area of Dundrum in recent weeks.

In one estate three houses on the same road were broken into in one week. Thieves have been targeting houses with no alarm systems. "They were just in and out as quickly as possible and taking anything that was lying out, including cash, jewellery and iPads," said a source.

Local gardai have encouraged people to be vigilant when planning holidays over the summer months.

Dun Laoghaire: Locals angry at graffiti problem

GRAFFITI tags are becoming a problem in Dun Laoghaire to the alarm of residents.

“Local residents across the area are attempting to remove the tags as quick as they appear because if they’re not, the property around the area will also be targeted,” said a source.

People are being asked to take pictures of any vandalised property and pass it to gardai before cleaning it off.

Gardai in Dun Laoghaire have established a task-force to deal with the problem.

Recently, two juveniles were questioned about a spree of tagging in the area.

The local council pays the cost of removing graffiti.

Sandycove: Warning over bogus workers

RESIDENTS in Sandycove and Glasthule are warned to be vigilant about bogus callers.

Locals raised the issue at two separate community meetings recently.

“People pretending to be legitimate workmen or even pretending they are from the social welfare were all mentioned,” said a source.

“It’s terrible to think that vulnerable people like the elderly are being targeted in this way.”

Locals were asked to be extra cautious and to ask people to show ID or call gardai if they are unsure.


Break-in scare in Ballyogan

BURGLARS were disturbed while they were trying to break into a house in the Ballyogan area of Carrickmines recently.

The incident occurred between 1pm and 3pm in the afternoon.

Both houses and cars in the area have been targeted lately.


Company's van and tools stolen

A GARDENING company is looking to recover a van that was stolen from outside a house on Rochestown Avenue. The Nissan Cargo Van with a ’00-registration plate was full of tools and other equipment.

The business logo Keep it Simple is emblazoned on the side.

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