Stepaside: Increase in bike and car theft
Residents in Carrickmines and Stepaside have reported a surge in the rate of bike crime over the past three weeks, with children's bicycles also being stolen.
In one specific incident, a boy's bike was stolen from the playground in Bellarmine last Wednesday night.
As well as bike theft, vehicles have also been targeted.
A white transit van was stolen from Stepaside village on the morning of April 16. The van has bull bars and spotlights on the front grill.
It was carrying kit belong to Wayside Celtic Football Club at the time.