GARDAI have warned people who keep their work vehicles at home to be extra vigilant.
Residents in the Holywell estate in Swords have been advised not to leave tools and other valuables in their vans after several vehicles were broken into.
A spate of car break-ins also occurred in the area over the last number of weeks.
"The best way to stop valuable tools or equipment being stolen from your van is not to leave them there in the first place," a source said.
THIEVES operating in the Balgriffin area have been removing panes of glass to gain access to homes.
A number of burglaries took place in the St Samson estate in the last few weeks.
It is understood that car keys were the main target of the thieves. Full panes have been removed from windows in the area during the incidents.
“They are mostly interested in taking keys but they have stolen anything valuable that was on view too,” said a source.
A nearby estate has also been targeted and a number of high-end cars have been taken.
VISITORS to Donabate Beach will be warned about thieves in the area, with new signage to be put up in the coming weeks.
The car park people use when visiting the popular bathing spot is a common target for break-ins.
The advice from the gardai is for users to be vigilant, report all suspicious behaviour and never leave valuables on display.
They also advise to transfer any items to be stored in the boot before arriving at the car park as thieves may well be monitoring the area.
RESIDENTS in a Kinsealy estate have expressed anger over consistent problems with illegal dumping.
People living in Russells Terrace, a portion of the Drynham Avenue Estate, are badly affected by the issue. The estate is adjacent to undeveloped land and a request has been lodged to secure the area.
RESIDENTS of Lanesborough Park in Finglas
have highlighted recent problems with anti-social behaviour in the area.
Gardai in Finglas have now committed to giving the estate some extra attention over the summer months. Mountain bike patrols will also be deployed under Operation Ita.
“The area is no worse than others in the city but residents have noticed that problems with drinking and other types of anti-social behaviour recently seem to be on the rise,” said a source.