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Christmas burglary crackdown: 26 arrests in Dublin ... in one day

Twelve people have already been charged.

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DUBLIN GARDAÍ ARRESTED 26 people as part of a crackdown on burglaries in the capital in recent weeks — on just one day.

The arrests were made as part of ‘Operation Acer’ — an initiative launched two years ago to target criminals committing burglaries in the Dublin Metropolitan Region.

Of the people arrested, 12 have been charged and two sent to prison on committal warrants. Files are being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to 12 other cases.

“An Garda Síochána are currently increasing our efforts to target known criminals who engage in burglaries,” Assistant Commissioner John Twomey said in a statement.

We are asking people to take all reasonable precautions with respect to their homes and property during the Christmas period.

Gardaí are highlighting these four points of advice for householders in the run-up to the big day…

  • Secure all doors and windows and use your alarm.
  • Don’t leave Christmas presents in view from the outside of your home.
  • If you’re expecting deliveries, always make sure someone is there to collect it or arrange for a trusted neighbour to take it in.
  • If you’re going away for Christmas, make your home looks occupied, leave a light on and get a trusted neighbour to check on your property.

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