Limerick gardai investigate as cars stolen from home during late-night burglary

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Two cars were stolen from outside a house which was entered in the middle of the night

Two cars were stolen from outside a house which was entered in the middle of the night

GARDAI are investigating after two cars were stolen from outside a house in Limerick which was entered in the middle of the night.

Gardai said the incident occurred when the home owner was alerted by the alarm at around 1.30am.

“He turned off the alarm thinking it was a false alarm but the following morning he discovered that his home had been entered and property taken which included their two cars,” said a garda spokesperson.

In another incident, a house was entered after a side door was left unlocked. 

Gardai say this should act as a reminder to homeowners to check every door at night.

“People will probably check their front and back doors but forget the side, garage or patio doors, my advice is that if you have three doors to your home check that the three of them are locked every night,” added the garda spokesperson.

Gardai also warned about burglaries or attempted burglaries that could occur when home owners are away at family functions.

They are urging people to be vigilant about what they post on social media while away from their homes attending social events or functions.

Divisional crime prevention officer Sergeant Ber Leetch warned that there has been a number of burglaries and attempted burglaries that occurred when home owners were at weddings, funerals or christenings.