MOTORISTS are being warned not to leave valuable items on display in parked cars following a number of thefts from vehicles at different locations in the city last weekend.
One incident happened in a housing estate near Church Road, Raheen sometime between 9pm on Friday and 7am on Saturday.
It is understood the vehicle had been parked for the night when the incident happened.
According to Roxboro Road gardai, who are investigating the theft, the window of a car was smashed and a Dell Laptop was taken from the vehicle.
“Also during this incident the culprits attempted to take the alloy wheels off the car,” said Garda Diane McCauley who is appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact Roxboro Road garda station at (061) 214340.
During a similar incident, which happened between 11am and 4pm on Sunday, an iPhone was taken from a car which was parked at Roche’s Street in the city centre.
Again, the culprits smashed a window in order to gain access to the vehicle.
“We are seeking the public’s assistance and appeal for any person who was in the vicinity of Roche’s Street who might have seen this incident occurring or who might have any information to contact the gardai in Henry Street,” said Garda McCauley.
It is understood gardai are examining CCTV footage from the area as part of their enquiries.
Gardai are asking motorists to be vigilant and not to leave valuables such as phones, laptops, sat-navs or items of shopping visible when they park their cars.
“If possible, any items of value should be removed from cars when they are unattended but at a minimum they should be kept out of sight - either in the boot or the glove box,” said a garda spokesman.