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Saturday 19 August 2017

Rathmines: 'Handyman' is casing area

Rathmines

Residents in Rathmines are asked to be on high alert after a number of incidents involving a single man 'casing' properties with the intention of carrying out burglaries.

The man, who is believed to be approximately 40-years-old, has been calling to homes in Rathmines offering window-cleaning, gutter-cleaning and other services.

He is described as being 6 foot and 3 inches tall, but had no particular distinguishing features.

The man in question offers an annual service for a one-off price, takes the cash and then issues home-owners with an official-looking receipt.

However, the man has failed to provide any service and is using the interaction to examine homes for subsequent burglaries.

Separately, bike theft continues to occur, particularly in the village area, with a number stolen since the beginning of March.

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