Swords: Cars stolen as owners de-ice
Cars have been stolen from outside people's homes in Swords in recent weeks - with thieves striking as owners are de-icing windscreens in the morning.
Opportunistic criminals have been stealing cars from housing estates as vehicle owners leave the engines running to de-ice windows, while remaining inside their homes preparing for the working day ahead.
However, car thefts in Swords are not the only crimes happening in the area.
Residents in estates off the Glen Ellan Road have been experiencing a large number of burglaries in recent weeks.
As a result, there have been calls to re-establish the Community Policing Forum in Swords.