It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year, but you have to remember that it’s also one of the busiest time of the year for burglars. North Dublin residents need to be cautious after a recent string of burglaries in the Dublin 3 and 15 areas. Earlier this year the CSO stats revealed that the North Dublin Garda Division had the highest burglaries in the 2nd quarter of this year, surpassing West Dublin, which was previously the highest.
Dublin 3 Burglaries
Marino in Dublin 3 saw a string of burglaries towards the end of November.
On the morning of Tuesday the 20th of November one home in St Aidan’s Park had two PlayStations and a sum of cash stolen.
A representative of an Garda Síochana said: "On the 20 Nov there was a burglary at a house at St Aidan's Park Road Marino sometime between 12am and 6am, two PlayStations taken and a small some of cash, Investigations ongoing- no arrests."
An attempt to break-in to another house happened on the evening of Saturday the 24th of November, burglars tried to gain entry at 5:45pm and at the time caused substantial damage to the home.
Dublin 15 Burglary Warning
Another area that has seen an increase in suspicious activity and burglaries is in the Dublin 15 region. Residents of the area are being warned to be wary of suspicious activity and to be vigilant against burglaries.
There have been a number of burglaries in the Dublin 15 area over the past week.
Theft while shopping
Caution is advised during this holiday Christmas shopping period, be cognisant of anyone who may be paying close attention to you while you shop and load your car.
After the string of burglaries in Dublin 15, local Sinn Fein councillor Paul Donnelly asked his constituents to be cautious but to not live in fear.
Through Facebook, Cllr Donnelly said: "I’m on a lot of residents WhatsApps and Facebook pages and I’m aware of an increasing amount of suspicious activity and burglaries.
Cllr Donnelly continued "Please be careful when shopping and they are also potentially watching you when you head back to your car, pack your car up with your newly purchased items and go back for something to eat or for more shopping.
Cars are often a target for theft every year when laden with consumer goods.
Finally Cllr Donnelly said "Lock up your house, put your alarm on, always lock your car, check your neighbours house if their alarm goes off.
We are urging our customers to be wary of suspicious characters that could be watching your home while you’re out shopping coming up to the Christmas period. As always, we recommend that customers of course set their alarm to the Away Mode when they leave the home vacant and enable the Stay Mode when you’re home to be extra vigilant. Burglars can strike when you’re home, so even when you’re home you should set you alarm.
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