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Monday 23 October 2017

Santry: 12 taxis broken into in spree

Dublin taxis. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Dublin taxis. Photo: Caroline Quinn

Last Sunday night a saw a spate of car break-ins in the Santry area.

A total of 12 taxis were broken into during the crime spree.

While the contents of cars were targeted, the vehicles themselves were not stolen.

It is understood that all of the incidents were connected.

Gardai in Santry had been focusing on home burglaries in recent weeks.

A number of check-points had been in operation between Santry, Ballymun and the airport, at the end of February, specifically targeting burglars in get-away vehicles.

The anti-burglary checkpoints have been taking place during day-light hours.

The check-points were in place on February 11, and February 25.

On Saturday, locals in Woodlawn Avenue reported suspicious activity, when a white van was seen driving up and down roads in the neighbourhood.

Last month two cars were stolen from one house in Woodlawn.

Thieves accessed the car keys from the hallway of the home.

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