Simple measures can protect your home
Often a few simple measures could prevent your home being broken into members of Greystones Joint Policing Committee were told last week.
Superintendant Mick Lernihan said that the gardaí had often come across situations where homeowners had left the patio door unlocked or forgotten to turn on their alarm making it much easier for burglaries to gain entry.
He also said that many thefts from cars are also preventable if owners take just a few minutes to hide any Sat Navs, mobile phones or sunglasses from view.
Inspector Colm O’Malley said the most common way for thieves to get into a house is through the back of a house where they are less likely to be seen. He also said that in the drier months of the year people tended to leave windows open to air the house and this was akin to an invitation to burglars.
Both men stressed the need for the public to contact them if they notice anything suspi- cious in the area and Inspector O’Malley said ‘we need information. Information will help us.’
He also said that with the huge number of rental properties in the area it was hard for the gardaí to know who was now living in the area saying public information about this would also assist them.