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Burglars target unoccupied homes

GardaBy Donal Hickey
SEVEN houses were burgled in the Killarney area during the weekend, bringing to more than 50 the number of break-ins in the area since November, despite extra garda patrols.

Also, around €5,000 was taken from a safe at the JTL Tiles premises, Park Road, Killarney, on Friday night.

Gardaí believe six of the latest break-ins, which occurred between 10pm on Saturday and 4am yesterday, are the work of the same criminals.

As in all previous cases, the houses targeted - three in Millwood, Killarney and three in Deelis Park, Beaufort - were unoccupied and did not have alarms.

Entry was gained through forcing rear PVC doors and windows. Two of the houses were holiday homes.

A small amount of cash was taken from one of the houses and very little from the other houses, according to gardaí, who had mounted additional patrols for the weekend.

Sergeant Ray Walsh said: "The raiders are very careful to ensure that people are not at home when they break into houses. If people can show some presence, or have a car in the driveway, the thieves stay away.

"We're asking people to be vigilant and to report anything suspicious."

A house was broken into at Torc Terrace on Friday, but this may not be the work of the same gang.

Politicians in Killarney claim many people fear their houses will be attacked as the crime wave continues.

Gardaí have described the raiders as "brazen".

The CRL Oil premises was also broken into over the weekend and though the alarm was activated the burglars had left the scene by the time gardaí arrived.

An examination of the methods used suggests at least two different gangs are operating.

In some houses, a "neat" system of breaking through windows and doors has been noted, but, on February 1, considerable force was used to break into houses in the Minish area, about two miles east of Killarney.

An from the yard of one of the houses was used like a battering ram to violently burst open the back door.

Houses in upmarket areas of Killarney, such Ross Road, Countess Road and Aghadoe, have also been targeted. Gardaí have declined to comment on reports that a garda's house was one of those attacked.

While cash seemed to be the prime target, goods stolen also include jewellery, designer clothes, electrical equipment, glass and small furniture items. In one case, two men were seen running from house to house at lunchtime in daylight.

 

Burglars target unoccupied homes

GardaBy Donal Hickey
SEVEN houses were burgled in the Killarney area during the weekend, bringing to more than 50 the number of break-ins in the area since November, despite extra garda patrols.

Also, around €5,000 was taken from a safe at the JTL Tiles premises, Park Road, Killarney, on Friday night.

Gardaí believe six of the latest break-ins, which occurred between 10pm on Saturday and 4am yesterday, are the work of the same criminals.

As in all previous cases, the houses targeted - three in Millwood, Killarney and three in Deelis Park, Beaufort - were unoccupied and did not have alarms.

Entry was gained through forcing rear PVC doors and windows. Two of the houses were holiday homes.

A small amount of cash was taken from one of the houses and very little from the other houses, according to gardaí, who had mounted additional patrols for the weekend.

Sergeant Ray Walsh said: "The raiders are very careful to ensure that people are not at home when they break into houses. If people can show some presence, or have a car in the driveway, the thieves stay away.

"We're asking people to be vigilant and to report anything suspicious."

A house was broken into at Torc Terrace on Friday, but this may not be the work of the same gang.

Politicians in Killarney claim many people fear their houses will be attacked as the crime wave continues.

Gardaí have described the raiders as "brazen".

The CRL Oil premises was also broken into over the weekend and though the alarm was activated the burglars had left the scene by the time gardaí arrived.

An examination of the methods used suggests at least two different gangs are operating.

In some houses, a "neat" system of breaking through windows and doors has been noted, but, on February 1, considerable force was used to break into houses in the Minish area, about two miles east of Killarney.

An from the yard of one of the houses was used like a battering ram to violently burst open the back door.

Houses in upmarket areas of Killarney, such Ross Road, Countess Road and Aghadoe, have also been targeted. Gardaí have declined to comment on reports that a garda's house was one of those attacked.

While cash seemed to be the prime target, goods stolen also include jewellery, designer clothes, electrical equipment, glass and small furniture items. In one case, two men were seen running from house to house at lunchtime in daylight.

 

Burglars target unoccupied homes

GardaBy Donal Hickey
SEVEN houses were burgled in the Killarney area during the weekend, bringing to more than 50 the number of break-ins in the area since November, despite extra garda patrols.

Also, around €5,000 was taken from a safe at the JTL Tiles premises, Park Road, Killarney, on Friday night.

Gardaí believe six of the latest break-ins, which occurred between 10pm on Saturday and 4am yesterday, are the work of the same criminals.

As in all previous cases, the houses targeted - three in Millwood, Killarney and three in Deelis Park, Beaufort - were unoccupied and did not have alarms.

Entry was gained through forcing rear PVC doors and windows. Two of the houses were holiday homes.

A small amount of cash was taken from one of the houses and very little from the other houses, according to gardaí, who had mounted additional patrols for the weekend.

Sergeant Ray Walsh said: "The raiders are very careful to ensure that people are not at home when they break into houses. If people can show some presence, or have a car in the driveway, the thieves stay away.

"We're asking people to be vigilant and to report anything suspicious."

A house was broken into at Torc Terrace on Friday, but this may not be the work of the same gang.

Politicians in Killarney claim many people fear their houses will be attacked as the crime wave continues.

Gardaí have described the raiders as "brazen".

The CRL Oil premises was also broken into over the weekend and though the alarm was activated the burglars had left the scene by the time gardaí arrived.

An examination of the methods used suggests at least two different gangs are operating.

In some houses, a "neat" system of breaking through windows and doors has been noted, but, on February 1, considerable force was used to break into houses in the Minish area, about two miles east of Killarney.

An from the yard of one of the houses was used like a battering ram to violently burst open the back door.

Houses in upmarket areas of Killarney, such Ross Road, Countess Road and Aghadoe, have also been targeted. Gardaí have declined to comment on reports that a garda's house was one of those attacked.

While cash seemed to be the prime target, goods stolen also include jewellery, designer clothes, electrical equipment, glass and small furniture items. In one case, two men were seen running from house to house at lunchtime in daylight.

 

Burglars target unoccupied homes

GardaBy Donal Hickey
SEVEN houses were burgled in the Killarney area during the weekend, bringing to more than 50 the number of break-ins in the area since November, despite extra garda patrols.

Also, around €5,000 was taken from a safe at the JTL Tiles premises, Park Road, Killarney, on Friday night.

Gardaí believe six of the latest break-ins, which occurred between 10pm on Saturday and 4am yesterday, are the work of the same criminals.

As in all previous cases, the houses targeted - three in Millwood, Killarney and three in Deelis Park, Beaufort - were unoccupied and did not have alarms.

Entry was gained through forcing rear PVC doors and windows. Two of the houses were holiday homes.

A small amount of cash was taken from one of the houses and very little from the other houses, according to gardaí, who had mounted additional patrols for the weekend.

Sergeant Ray Walsh said: "The raiders are very careful to ensure that people are not at home when they break into houses. If people can show some presence, or have a car in the driveway, the thieves stay away.

"We're asking people to be vigilant and to report anything suspicious."

A house was broken into at Torc Terrace on Friday, but this may not be the work of the same gang.

Politicians in Killarney claim many people fear their houses will be attacked as the crime wave continues.

Gardaí have described the raiders as "brazen".

The CRL Oil premises was also broken into over the weekend and though the alarm was activated the burglars had left the scene by the time gardaí arrived.

An examination of the methods used suggests at least two different gangs are operating.

In some houses, a "neat" system of breaking through windows and doors has been noted, but, on February 1, considerable force was used to break into houses in the Minish area, about two miles east of Killarney.

An from the yard of one of the houses was used like a battering ram to violently burst open the back door.

Houses in upmarket areas of Killarney, such Ross Road, Countess Road and Aghadoe, have also been targeted. Gardaí have declined to comment on reports that a garda's house was one of those attacked.

While cash seemed to be the prime target, goods stolen also include jewellery, designer clothes, electrical equipment, glass and small furniture items. In one case, two men were seen running from house to house at lunchtime in daylight.

 

Burglars target unoccupied homes

GardaBy Donal Hickey
SEVEN houses were burgled in the Killarney area during the weekend, bringing to more than 50 the number of break-ins in the area since November, despite extra garda patrols.

Also, around €5,000 was taken from a safe at the JTL Tiles premises, Park Road, Killarney, on Friday night.

Gardaí believe six of the latest break-ins, which occurred between 10pm on Saturday and 4am yesterday, are the work of the same criminals.

As in all previous cases, the houses targeted - three in Millwood, Killarney and three in Deelis Park, Beaufort - were unoccupied and did not have alarms.

Entry was gained through forcing rear PVC doors and windows. Two of the houses were holiday homes.

A small amount of cash was taken from one of the houses and very little from the other houses, according to gardaí, who had mounted additional patrols for the weekend.

Sergeant Ray Walsh said: "The raiders are very careful to ensure that people are not at home when they break into houses. If people can show some presence, or have a car in the driveway, the thieves stay away.

"We're asking people to be vigilant and to report anything suspicious."

A house was broken into at Torc Terrace on Friday, but this may not be the work of the same gang.

Politicians in Killarney claim many people fear their houses will be attacked as the crime wave continues.

Gardaí have described the raiders as "brazen".

The CRL Oil premises was also broken into over the weekend and though the alarm was activated the burglars had left the scene by the time gardaí arrived.

An examination of the methods used suggests at least two different gangs are operating.

In some houses, a "neat" system of breaking through windows and doors has been noted, but, on February 1, considerable force was used to break into houses in the Minish area, about two miles east of Killarney.

An from the yard of one of the houses was used like a battering ram to violently burst open the back door.

Houses in upmarket areas of Killarney, such Ross Road, Countess Road and Aghadoe, have also been targeted. Gardaí have declined to comment on reports that a garda's house was one of those attacked.

While cash seemed to be the prime target, goods stolen also include jewellery, designer clothes, electrical equipment, glass and small furniture items. In one case, two men were seen running from house to house at lunchtime in daylight.

 

Burglars target unoccupied homes

GardaBy Donal Hickey
SEVEN houses were burgled in the Killarney area during the weekend, bringing to more than 50 the number of break-ins in the area since November, despite extra garda patrols.

Also, around €5,000 was taken from a safe at the JTL Tiles premises, Park Road, Killarney, on Friday night.

Gardaí believe six of the latest break-ins, which occurred between 10pm on Saturday and 4am yesterday, are the work of the same criminals.

As in all previous cases, the houses targeted - three in Millwood, Killarney and three in Deelis Park, Beaufort - were unoccupied and did not have alarms.

Entry was gained through forcing rear PVC doors and windows. Two of the houses were holiday homes.

A small amount of cash was taken from one of the houses and very little from the other houses, according to gardaí, who had mounted additional patrols for the weekend.

Sergeant Ray Walsh said: "The raiders are very careful to ensure that people are not at home when they break into houses. If people can show some presence, or have a car in the driveway, the thieves stay away.

"We're asking people to be vigilant and to report anything suspicious."

A house was broken into at Torc Terrace on Friday, but this may not be the work of the same gang.

Politicians in Killarney claim many people fear their houses will be attacked as the crime wave continues.

Gardaí have described the raiders as "brazen".

The CRL Oil premises was also broken into over the weekend and though the alarm was activated the burglars had left the scene by the time gardaí arrived.

An examination of the methods used suggests at least two different gangs are operating.

In some houses, a "neat" system of breaking through windows and doors has been noted, but, on February 1, considerable force was used to break into houses in the Minish area, about two miles east of Killarney.

An from the yard of one of the houses was used like a battering ram to violently burst open the back door.

Houses in upmarket areas of Killarney, such Ross Road, Countess Road and Aghadoe, have also been targeted. Gardaí have declined to comment on reports that a garda's house was one of those attacked.

While cash seemed to be the prime target, goods stolen also include jewellery, designer clothes, electrical equipment, glass and small furniture items. In one case, two men were seen running from house to house at lunchtime in daylight.