PIC: The people of South Armagh have a chilling message for any burglars in the area 4 years ago

PIC: The people of South Armagh have a chilling message for any burglars in the area

Not in my back yard...

Gardaí recently issued a warning to homeowners in Ireland to lock up their houses over the summer months as new figures showed that that almost one in every four break-ins from June to August results from an unsecured door or window.

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The analysis also showed that gardening equipment, tools and bikes are more likely to be stolen by thieves during the summer. While break-ins are mostly likely to occur between midnight and 4am, and between noon and 3pm.

Sergeant Kelvin Courtney of the Garda Crime Prevention National Centre of Excellence, said: "We want people to be aware of how unsecured doors or windows create an opportunity for a burglar during the summer. Over the next week, community police officers across the country will be very active in advising people how best to avoid such break-ins. Don’t make the job of a burglar any easier for them – that’s the message."

But it seems around the country, people are sick of break ins happening on their property.

Especially up in Armagh, where they take a hardline stance on anyone willing to violate the sanctity of one's home.

They're definitely not holding back in their threats in South Armagh...

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Pat O'Shaughnessy, who sent the image in, told JOE that there used to be a lot of robberies in the area as it's close to the M1 and convenient for burglars.

We're not sure if any of them would be brave/stupid enough to test out this promise written on the road though...