Raiders hit van out­side sleep­ing owner’s home

Bray People - - News -

GAR­DAÍ IN Ark­low are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing a van break-in in which thou­sands of Euro worth of equip­ment was stolen.

The in­ci­dent is re­ported to have occurred within The Maples es­tate around mid­night on Thurs­day while the ve­hi­cle owner was asleep in­side his home. The thieves gained en­try to the van which was parked on the road and re­moved valu­able goods used within the se­cu­rity in­dus­try.

‘ We have CCTV at our house but the van was parked on the road so we are un­sure of how many peo­ple were in­volved. Be­tween the dam- age done to my van and the value of the equip­ment stolen I es­ti­mate I am at the loss of € 3,000,’ said the owner. The vic­tim has is­sued a stark warn­ing to oth­ers in the area that may be at risk from the same type of crime.

‘I am aware that this hap­pened in other ar­eas of town re­cently and ap­peal to the pub­lic to be very care­ful. This was a well planned rob­bery and they knew ex­actly what they were do­ing.’

It is be­lieved the goods may have been stolen to be sold on at mar­kets so mem­bers of the pub­lic who are ap­proached with a view to buy­ing such goods are asked to in­form Gar­daí im­me­di­ately.

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