Spate of break-ins across region
Gardaí in Cavan are appealing for information following three break-ins at the weekend.
The homes - two in the Drumbullion, Killeshandra area, and one other in Corr, Cornafean - were all broken into between the hours of 5pm and 8pm on Saturday, November 6. A quantity of cash and jewellery were taken and investigating gardaí are urging anyone with information, or who may have saw anything suspicious in relation to the thefts, to contact them at Cavan Garda Station on 049-4368800.
It follows several reported break-ins at homes in the Monaghan area also in recent days.
A house in the Creeve area of Clontibret was burgled between the hours of 4:30pm and 8:30pm, on Friday, November 5. On the same day two more domestic burglaries were reported in the Annalitten area. Both incidents occurred approximately between 5pm and 7pm, and in all cases cash and jewellery taken.
Separately, but possibly connected, witnesses are being sought following the theft of a ladies handbag from a parked car outside Killevan Chapel in Newbliss on Friday, November 5. The incident occurred between 4:50pm and 5:10pm and investigating officers are particularly keen to trace the movements of a maroon coloured car, with two males observed “acting suspiciously” in the area at the time.
Kells Gardaí meanwhile are investigating a burglary at a house in Destinrath, Drumbaragh, at approximately 5.45pm on November 4, and in Sligo-Leitrim, officers are investigating a number of burglaries where at least six incidents of private houses being broken in were reported between Mohill, Manorhanilton and Carrick On Shannon.
The spate of incidents has prompted gardaí to remind homeowners to ensure that their properties are secure, particularly over the winter months.
“We want to remind everybody of the importance of lighting up our homes during these dark winter evenings to make them look occupied - use a timer switch - dark houses are a giveaway and they attract criminals,” said a spokesperson in a post shared on social media.
“Don’t keep large amounts of cash at home. Please be vigilant and report suspicious activity to your local Garda Station.”