DUNDALK CRIME

Garda warning after spate of burglaries in Dundalk

Tia Clarke

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Tia Clarke

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Dundalk Gardaí have warned local homeowners to be vigilant following a spate of burglaries in the town over the last few weeks.

A garda spokesperson said that people should take extra care when locking doors and make sure to set house alarms.

A home at Bellews Bridge Road was broken into on Tuesday, December 4 between 8.20am and 8: 50am. One male has been arrested and charged in relation to the incident.

A man in his 30s was has been charged with aggravated burglary following an incident which took place at a house on Tom Bellew Avenue around 9pm last Thursday.

The suspects, one male and one female, assaulted one of the occupants of the house in Waterville Crescent.

A knife is believed to have been produced by the suspects during the assault. The suspects made off in the direction of Tom Bellew Avenue. Dundalk Gardai seized a suspect car on Waterville crescent shortly afterward.

A home was broken into on the Doylesfort Road on Friday, December 7 last between 1:45am and 7:20am. Entry was gained through the back door and the homeowners' car keys were taken. There are no suspects.

A burglar who gained entry into a home at Newtownbalregan on Saturday, December 8 was disrupted by a neighbour and fled the scene and left with nothing.

The man broke into the home through the back window. Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to contact them at 042 93 88400.

A Bay Estate home was broken into on Saturday, December 8 at 6:20pm. Gardaí arrived at the scene after the alarm company alerted them. The intruder gained entry through the patio door. Nothing was stolen.

Another home was targeted on the Newry Road on Saturday, December 8, between 6pm and 8pm. The homeowner returned home to find a number of rooms had been ransacked and jewellery had been taken.

Thieves targeted a home on the Castletown Road on Sunday, December 9 between 3pm and 10:30pm. The occupant returned home to find their home had been ransacked after the burglar gained entry through a back window. Nothing was taken.

Another home on the Castletown Road was broken into at 12:20am on Sunday, December 9. A male gained entry into the home via an unlocked patio door.

The suspect, a man in his 20s dressed in all dark clothing, was disrupted by the occupant and fled the scene.