City crime lords tar­get Wick­low

Novem­ber 2002

Bray People - - NEWS -

CRIM­I­NAL gangs on the look­out for guns are tar­get­ing homes in ru­ral parts of Wick­low.

And gardai say they be­lieve the stolen firearms are mak­ing their way back to Dublin for use in or­gan­ised crime.

A sig­nif­i­cant amount of bur­glar­ies have taken place over the last few weeks in iso­lated sec­tions of the east­ern part of the county and gardai are urg­ing house­hold­ers to be vig­i­lant.

The common fac­tor in th­ese bur­glar­ies is that ri­fles have been taken from houses stretch­ing from Aughrim up to­wards the Round­wood area.

‘We are mak­ing an ap­peal to peo­ple not to leave their houses va­cant,’ says De­tec­tive Sergeant Fergus O’Brien.

‘ They are tar­get­ing houses in re­mote ar­eas so peo­ple should se­cure all firearms and be aware of the lo­ca­tion of th­ese weapons at all times.’

He also en­cour­aged res­i­dents to re­port any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity to the Gardai and let them know if any ve­hi­cles have been spot­ted.

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