15 cars broken into and one van stolen in Cork
15 cars were broken into in Cork.
Gardaí have reported that over a dozen cars were broken into at Eltins Wood and Compass Quay in the early hours of this morning (6 April). Additionally, a white Renault van bearing the partial registration plate 11-KY was stolen.
The incident occurred between 3.30am and 4.30am, and Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, especially those who may have dash-cam footage. They are also looking for anyone who see has the stolen van.
Speaking at Kinsale Garda Station, Crime Prevention Office Sgt James O Donovan said "Last year our Park Smart campaign highlighted that criminals are going through housing estates and trying to open car doors, hoping they get some that are unlocked. Unfortunately, a lot of the cars last night were left unlocked.
"However, it was good to see that most people had no items in their cars at all. Since 2016, €30 million worth of items were stolen from vehicles and outside our homes and in driveways are the most common places for it to happen.
"Because everyone is adhering to Government restrictions on staying indoors, our vehicles are going to all be parked up for the next couple of weeks so I would ask that nobody leave anything of value in them, no matter where it is parked, and make sure it is locked at all times.”