Limerick gardai highlight ‘a number of burglaries’ in which items were stolen

Gardai in Limerick have highlighted a number of burglaries in which property was stolen from homes in the city and county

Gardai in Limerick have highlighted a number of burglaries in which property was stolen from homes in the city and county

GARDAI in Limerick have highlighted a number of burglaries in which property was stolen from homes in the city and county.

Crime prevention office Sgt Ber Leetch of Henry Street also warned homeowners to “consider putting up sensor lights as burglars hate to be lit up and sensor lights are a great deterrent”.

Gardai said a house in Courtbrack Avenue was entered in the early hours of Wednesday, October 24.

“The resident of the house had neglected to lock the front door and so an opportunist burglar walked in and took a laptop and an ipad,” Sgt Leetch explained.

A house in Rathneane, Newcastle West was also broken into via the back door and a sum of cash was taken.

A garage of a house in Corbally was broken into and a power washer and bike were taken. And a shed of a house in the Irish Estates was broken into and 2 bikes were stolen, in this case the bolt of the lock was unscrewed from the door and the property lifted out.

“It is no harm for people to check their garages and out houses and imagine that they are going to break into them and see how difficult it would be. Your lock and bolt must be of very good quality,” explained Sgt Leetch.

“Just while we are on the subject of sheds and garages, there was a report of bales of briquettes and coal taken from a back yard of a house. I have spoken before of securing your oil tank and gas bottles so it is important that all types of fuel must be stored away securely,” she added.