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Garda burglary unit set up in Nenagh

Thursday, 2nd November, 2017 4:29pm
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Garda burglary unit set up in Nenagh

Gardaí in Nenagh have established a special unit dedicated to burglary prevention in the Nenagh district.


Set up in response to a growing number of burglaries in the district, the move will extra patrols operating throughout all areas. Gardaí are hoping that Community Alert Groups will work with them in this initiative and that people in general will be aware that burglaries tend to become more prevalent in the weeks before Christmas.


Residents are being asked to note crime prevention tips such as always securing the doors and windows of your home. Make sure your home is well lit; use timer switches if you are away. Store keys safely and away from windows and letter boxes.
Gardaí are also advising people to record details of valuable items and to not leave large sums of cash in the home. Get an alarm system installed and use it, even if only away from your home for a short time.


Community Alert Groups are asked to also increase vigilance at this time of year and report any suspicious activity to the gardaí immediately. Details of suspicious vehicles should be noted and reported. Gardaí are also asking people to report anyone offering goods for sale at suspiciously low prices.


Several more burglaries were reported in the locality in recent days, including a break-in at Gurteen Agricultural College between last Thursday and Friday. Two houses in Nenagh were broken into around the same time, one at Drom na Coille, the other at Dromin Road. It is understood that both houses were unoccupied at the time; cash was stolen from one.


Gardaí in Newport are investigating a break-in at Carrigatoher last Saturday. Several items including DVDs and computer games were stolen.
Another burglary was reported at the Eco Village in Cloughjordan last Monday. It is believed that a man awoke during the night to find an intruder taking cash from his wallet.


Gardaí joined Tipperary Fire Service personnel in responding to two fires recently. In one incident, an oil tank caught fire at Pairc na Clogher, Borrisokane, last Saturday; in the other, a caravan went on fire in Newport.


Elsewhere, gardaí arrested a male on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant at Silvermines last Monday. 

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