Number of burglaries in run-up to Christmas
A NUMBER of Bray and Greystones residents have reported burglaries in the area in the weeks running up to Christmas.
Deputy Billy Timmins said that he received several complaints from some of his constituents on the issue and is very concerned.
‘The gardaí are on heightened alert,’ said Deputy Timmins. ‘But I urge residents to ensure that that back doors to houses are kept locked, even when when the house is occupied.
‘Car keys should not be left on hallway tables or in the line of visibility through a window. People must report suspicious activity or persons to the gardaí,’ he said.
‘We live in an age of almost instant telephonic communication, and concerned citizens should not be slow to use their mobile phones.’
Deputy Timmins concluded that an effective Neighbourhood Watch scheme set up with the advice of the Gardaí is the most effective deterrent to burglaries.