12 more arrested as part of Operation Thor

Operation Thor an anti-burglary campaign launched by the Gardaí which aims to tackle burglaries in the country continues to be very successful with even more arrests in Kerry.

Operation Thor was in full effect in Tralee this week as Gardaí searched numerous properties in the locality and arrested as many as 12 suspected criminals in the southwest of the Ireland under the operation Thor initiative.

This operation which is a nationwide campaign to reduce burglary incidents has seen the arrest of around 700 suspected criminals. During the operation on Tuesday they searched several premises which yielded the seizure of illegal drugs.

Dan Keane the superintendent in Tralee Garda Station had this to say, “The main focus for this Day of Action was to prevent crime, raise awareness and to enhance community engagement. Providing the relevant crime prevention advice to the public is vital, so that’s why we were out yesterday in our schools, shops and at checkpoints, telling people about how they can keep themselves and their homes safe from criminals.”

The Superintendent also wanted to remind the public of the see something say something campaign where the public can inform of any anti-social behaviour by simply texting Tralee and details of the incident to 50555.

Not only were anti-burglary operations occurring in Tralee but Gardaí also set up an informational crime prevention stand at local shopping centre Manor West. They also visited two local schools and spoke to pupils about being safe online and road safety.