We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.


Burglar gangs targeted by gardaí in major crackdown

A garda spokesperson said there will be a strong focus on burglars with a high re-offending rate.

BURGLARIES IN DUBLIN are being targeted by gardaí in a major crackdown starting this week.

It comes after a wave of reports of break-ins in recent months.

Gardaí say there will be increased patrols in areas most affected by burglaries and gangs will be targeted.

A Detective Superintendent has been appointed to oversee the plan and all members of duty are being fully briefed on the burglary situation in their district and key suspects.

A garda spokesperson said there will be a strong focus on burglars with a high re-offending rate.

Senior management will be briefed on the latest burglaries trends on a weekly basis.

Community policing personnel will be used to advise residents and communities in areas experiencing an increase in burglaries on crime prevention measures.

Gardaí are also advising homeowners to protect their houses, “We would also ask the public to protect their homes by having an alarm, securing all doors and windows, and lighting up their houses even when out. These simple measures can deter burglars.”

Read: X-ray scanner found cars, electronics and engines hidden in this truck>

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.