GARDAI in Limerick have moved to highlight the importance of having good neighbours who “look out for each other” following a recent incident in the city.
“On Friday last – October 12 – a person looked out of their window and saw a male on the roof of his neighbours’ house attempting to climb in a window,” said Sergeant Ber Leetch, crime prevention officer.
“He immediately alerted his neighbour and the would be thief took off running. This is a perfect example of people looking out for each other and then reporting any unusual or suspicious activity to their local Gardai,” added Sgt Leetch.
Gardai are also warning about the security of patio doors after a house was broken into and that homeowners should “check that it is secure”.
“Some newly fitted patio doors have an added safety feature already fitted but I would recommend that older doors be examined and an additional lock fitted down where the door slides along,” said Sgt Leetch.
“These locks can be bought at any hardware shop and are good value for the peace of mind they provide.”
In another incident, a house was broken into in the Croom area where the window had been previously broken but not repaired.
Any weaknesses in your windows or doors could be spotted by an opportunistic thief. They are very quick and can be in and out in minutes. Make sure that your house is burglar proof by maintaining your windows and doors and getting your alarm serviced regularly,” added Sgt Leetch.