MOTORISTS are being reminded that it is a criminal offence to leave keys in the ignition of unattended vehicles.
The warning comes following the theft of a number of cars which had the keys in the ignition.
A car was stolen at Denmark Street at around 2am last Thursday while at 12.20pm on the same day a van was stolen from Union Cross.
“Leaving the keys in the ignition and a vehicle unattended is an offence under the Road Traffic Act where the owner is liable to prosecution,” said Sergeant Justin McCarthy.
“Apart from this it is a dangerous practice which can lead to serious injury or worse. Gardai remind the public to secure their vehicles at all times,” he added.