A wheelchair and a jet ski are among lots of recovered stolen property that gardaí want to reunite with their owners.
Property in garda custody ranges from a jet ski in Dublin, to chalices in Co Longford. Gardaí in Trim are hoping to reunite a blue wheelchair with its owner.
People can view photographs of the property from each Garda station at www.garda.ie, and if they think they own it, there are contact details on each image.
There are hundreds of items that the gardaí want to reunite with their owners, but gardaí decided that a special effort was needed.
On Garda National Property Recovered Day yesterday, people could attend selected Garda stations around the country to see photos of property in garda custody.
Arrangements can be made to view the property at a later date, if necessary.
People could also get help and advice from crime prevention officers, crime victims’ services and members of Age Action Ireland at some stations.
Assistant Garda Commissioner, Jack Nolan, said some of the construction machinery recovered was brand new.
Gardaí also have many pieces of jewellery that they want to give back to their owners. Among the pieces are a variety of engagement rings.
Commissioner Nolan said people should mark their property, and there were many ways to do that.
“We are very keen to push using the Eircode that everybody has been supplied within the last year or so,” he said on RTÉ radio yesterday.
Commissioner Nolan also encouraged everyone in the building industry to mark their property.
Both gardaí and the Irish Farmers’ Association were involved in a project called thieftstop.ie, with members provided with a unique security identification number that they can use on their machinery.
“I know that the Construction Industry Federation are very keen to work with An Garda Síochána, again in creating unique identifiers on building equipment belonging to their members.”
His message to everyone is: “Mark your property so we can get it back to you.”
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