Gardai warn Dundalk homeowners about burglaries in run up to Christmas

There were five incidents of burglaries in Dundalk over the last week

Tia Clarke

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Gardai warn Dundalk homeowners about burglaries in run up to Christmas

There were five incidents of burglaries in Dundalk over the last week

A homeowner on the Castletown road returned from work to find their door had been forced open. 

The homeowner told Gardai the house had been ransacked and that a number of items had been taken. 

Gardai say the burglary took place between 5:30am and 8pm on November 27. 

Cox's Demense home broken into 

Another Dundalk home was burgled on the 27th between 7pm and 11pm. 

The lock on the front sitting room window of the house in Cox's Demense was popped open to gain entry. 

The home was ransacked but nothing was taken. The thief exited through the back door. 

Lawnmower stolen 

On the 28th November, a lawnmower was stolen from a shed in Annavackey, Hackballscross.  

The homeowner believes the item was stolen between 7:45 and 8pm. 

Carrickmacross Road home disturbed 

A home on the Carrickmacross Road was disturbed by a burglar between 8:30am and 12:15pm. 

No items were reported stolen. 

Possible suspect in Barrack St burglary 

A home in a housing estate of Barrack Street was broken into on November 30 between 8pm and 8:20pm. 

The homeowner returned home to find that the home had been disturbed and that a number of items had been taken. 

Gardai received a report saying that a male of a large build with dark hair and an eye injury, who was seen near the scene of the crime may have been involved. He was driving a 2004 Toyota Avensis. 

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to all of the above cases and reminded homeowners to take extra care when leaving their homes over the coming weeks.