Num­ber of bur­glar­ies in run-up to Christ­mas

Bray People - - News -

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.

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