Bur­glar­ies up prior to Christ­mas week

Bray People - - NEWS -

THERE were a to­tal of 17 bur­glar­ies in the Bray and Grey­stones area over the course of the past week. This is ac­cord­ing to Garda De­clan Lynch of Bray Garda Sta­tion. Of that amount, nine of them were in Bray and eight in Grey­stones.

Garda Lynch said that while this is much higher than an av­er­age week in the sum­mer or other times of the year, it is around av­er­age for the weeks be­fore Christ­mas.

Some of those bur­glar­ies have in­cluded bi­cy­cles be­ing taken from gar­den sheds.

Garda Lynch said that in the weeks after Christ­mas the num­bers are ex­pected to sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce again.

Darker evenings are a fac­tor in such in­ci­dences oc­cur­ring at this time of year.

Op­por­tunism is also a fac­tor, with thieves know­ing that there will be valu­ables at the prop­er­ties and try­ing to see if doors and win­dows might be un­locked.

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