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Sergeant Joe Downey.

Gardai investigate spate of break-ins

GARDAI are urging people to minimise the degree of opportunity for criminals following a spate of break-ins around the county during the past week.

Last Friday, between 10am and 2pm, two houses in Madden’s Terrace in Clarecastle were broken into. One house was ransacked in an effort to obtain property and some items of jewellery were stolen from the other house.

Thieves made off with a Phillips flatscreen TV following a break-in to a house on Golf Links Road in Ennis while in Moveen Park, Kilkee a mobile home was broken into when the front door was forced open. A brown leather purse containing bank cards and a sum of money was stolen.

Gardai are also investigating thefts in Broadford. Aluminium piping was stolen from a yards in Ballyquin while, on a different date, three car batteries were also stolen from a yard in Ballyquin.

Clare Crime Prevention Officer, Sergeant Joe Downey said that a van or a pick up would have been needed to transport the aluminium piping away. He appealed to people to review their security arrangements so that they don’t become victims of crime.

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