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Gardaí warn for construction equipment to be secured after second burglary in Limerick

A vehicle and tools were stolen from a factory in Limerick yesterday morning.

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GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for witnesses to a burglary at a factory in Limerick to come forward.

A vehicle, as well as tools including drills, angle grinders and impact guns, were taken from the premises in Mungret in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Ber Leetch said:

This is the second incident we have had recently in Limerick where criminals have targeted premises which have tools and machinery on site.

Officers are advising anyone with construction equipment to ensure that their property is secured. Leetch added:

“Gardaí and the Construction Industry Federation recently launched the ‘Secure It Keep It’ campaign which is aimed at reducing construction site crime. General tips such as making sure that all property is securely stored, ideally in a location alarmed and covered by CCTV. Have fencing or hoardings set up where possible and having good security lighting.

“The most important thing for anyone who owns machinery, tools, materials and equipment is to keep them secure. If possible, put some type of identity mark on them by way of stamping, etching or stencilling. Keep a record of property and contact gardaí immediately if anything is stolen.”

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the Mungret area of Limerick between the hours of 12 midnight and 1:45 am and may have noticed any suspicious activity to contact them at Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061-214340, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.

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