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Burglars make off with haul of Christmas presents from Limerick break-in

'A sum of cash and property was taken during the incident'
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Neil Fetherstonhaugh

Criminals who broke into a house in Limerick City made off with a haul of Christmas presents, as well as a large amount of jewellery and cash.

Gardai who are investigating the break-in at the property, in Castletroy, say the burglary took place between 1pm and 5.30pm last Monday, January 10, while the occupants were away.

“The criminals broke in through the rear patio window and left with a large amount of jewellery and cash, some of which were Christmas presents,” divisional crime prevention officer Sergeant Ber Leetch told the Limerick Leader.

Gardai advise that all doors and windows are locked and that the alarm is set if the property is going to be left unoccupied.

"Criminals may still get in but we must do everything we can to protect our homes and an alarm is a good deterrent to criminals,” Sergeant Ber Leetch added.

“I leave my home as secure as I possibly can but I also make sure that if somebody did break in, they would not stay long because the house alarm would be ringing and criminals do not want to be caught," she added.

"Ideally don’t have cash in your home but if you must, get clever in where you hide it and your valuable jewellery but never in the main bedroom as this is where criminals search the most thoroughly."

Gardai confirmed that they were investigating a burglary that occurred at a property in Castletroy on Monday, January 10.

“A sum of cash and property was taken during the incident,” gardai said. “No arrests have been made, and investigations are ongoing.”

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