Motorists urged not to leave valuables on display in cars following recent robberies in Limerick

By Shane McNamara

Gardai have urged motorists not to leave valuables on display in their cars following a recent spate of burglaries from parked cars in Limerick.

Six different cases of vehicles being broken in to and robbed have been reported in the last week.

On Monday October 3, a silver Renault Captur with a 161 D registration was broken into at Rock Abbey in Askeaton, between 12:50 pm and 1:00 pm. A passenger window was smashed in order to gain access to the vehicle and a handbag was subsequently stolen.

Two of the thefts took place last week on September 28.

The first took place at Verdant Place, near Thomond Bridge, when a number of items were commandeered from a hired, black Opel Astra with a 162 D registration. The theft is set to have taken place between 4:20 pm and 5:30 pm.

A second robbery took place just a short time later at Rock Abbey in Askeaton between 5:45 pm and 6:00 pm where a wallet was taken from a Ford Mondeo. Gardaí are still appealing for information at Mayorstone and Newcastle West respectively.

Two robberies also took place on October 1.  The first was sometime between 2:30 and 3:30 in the afternoon at Catherine Street. The boot of a Seat Cordoba was forced open and what has been described as a gym gear bag was taken.

Later on that afternoon, a white Hymer camper van with a French registration was broken in to via a window which had been forced open. The camper which had been parked on Convent Street was hit for a number of items sometime between 3:45 pm and 5:30 pm.

The wave of thefts continued for the following two days.

On  October 2, a silver Renault Laguna with an 03 D registration was broken into at Ersons Lane,  off Anne’s Street. A sum of cash was taken from the vehicle between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm that afternoon.

Gardaí are still appealing to the public for any information about the recent wave of crime. Newcastle West Gardaí can be contacted on 069 20650 and Mayorstone Gardaí on 061 456 980. Alternatively, people can call the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111 with any information.

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