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Wheely careless Gardai warn public to lock cars after 10 vehicles broken into in Cork

"Items such as tools, money, bank cards and documents were stolen from 10 cars in Carrigaline over the weekend"

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Thief breaking into car (stock)

Thief breaking into car (stock)

Thief breaking into car (stock)

Gardai in Cork are warning locals to lock their cars and not leave valuable items in their vehicles after a number of cars were targeted by thieves over the weekend. 

Officers say crime prevention needs to be a priority for everyone after 10 vehicles were broken into.

The incident happened over the past weekend, with various items stolen from the cars.

In a Facebook post, the force wrote: ‘Crime prevention needs to be one of everyone’s new year’s resolution this year after 10 cars, the majority of which were unlocked, were broken into over the weekend in #Cork.

‘We all need to #ParkSmart by locking our car and leaving nothing of value in them if possible. I understand completely that the last thing you want to do after a day’s work is carry in tools or equipment, but we must make a better effort in 2021.’

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Gardai are warning the public about car thieves

Gardai are warning the public about car thieves

Gardai are warning the public about car thieves

The post adds: ‘Items such as tools, money, bank cards and documents were stolen from 10 cars in Carrigaline over the weekend.

‘Criminals will go around trying car doors until they get one that is unlocked, so let’s not make it easy for them by ensuring we lock our cars’.

The warning was posted on the Garda Síochána - Cork, Kerry & Limerick - Southern Region on their Facebook page.

The notice appears with an illustration showing some of the crime stats for 2020. The figures include the fact that almost €2 million worth of items were stolen from vehicles in the first half of 2020.

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