GARDAI is investigating a burglary at a house in the city of Limerick in which Christmas gifts were stolen.
The property, in Castletroy, was seized between 1pm and 5.30pm last Monday (January 10) while the occupants were away.
“The criminals broke in through the back patio window and left with a large amount of jewelry and cash, some of which were Christmas gifts,” said Divisional Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Ber Leetch .
Garda’s advice is to ensure that all doors and windows are locked and the alarm is activated if the property is to be left unoccupied, even for a short period.
“Criminals can still come in, but we have to do everything we can to protect our homes and an alarm is a good deterrent to criminals. I leave my house as safe as possible, but I also make sure that if someone one broke in, they wouldn’t stay long because the house alarm would sound and the criminals wouldn’t want to get caught,” she explained.
“Ideally don’t have cash in your home, but if you must, be smart about where you hide it and your valuable jewelry, but never in the master bedroom because that’s where criminals search the most,” she added.
Gardai in Henry Street is investigating the burglary.