Gardai warn Louth walkers about leaving valuables in car after break ins at Ravensdale carpark

A woman's handbag was stolen from the boot of her car as she went for a walk last week

Tia Clarke

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Tia Clarke

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tia.clarke@dundalkdemocrat.ie

Ravensdale

There have been a number of cars broken into in the Ravensdale carpark recently

Opportunist thieves robbed a woman's handbag as she went for a walk in Ravensdale.  

The woman locked her handbag in the boot around 12:30 on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 21st and went for a walk in the forest. 

She reported the missing handbag to the Gardai after returning from her walk at  2pm

Another car, parked in the same carpark, was broken into on the same day. 

Dundalk gardai issued an appeal two weeks ago warning people in the locality not to leave items unattended in vehicles as they would “encourage thieves”.

The appeal was launched after items were stolen from a car which was parked at the Long Woman's Grave on Sunday, February 11.

Gardai say the owner of the vehicle had gone for a walk in the area when their car was targeted by thieves. 

A spokesperson for Dundalk gardai said: “As the evenings start to get brighter, gardai would like to issue an appeal to people in the locality not to leave valuable items in your car when heading off for a walk as it will only encourage thieves.”

The garda also warned against placing valuable items in the boot of the car as “thieves could be watching”.