27 people charged after Garda operation focused on crime affecting business and retail outlets in Dublin
The operation identified people who allegedly committed crime within a north Dublin Garda district.
27 people are due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin on Thursday (15 September) arising from a Garda operation focusing on crime that impacts the business sector.
The operation was part of an ongoing initiative by the J District - the Clontarf, Howth and Raheny Garda stations - which is said to place "increased emphasis on business and retail outlets who were the victims of crime".
As part of this, Gardaí reassessed historical reports of crimes to identify suspects in retail settings within the J District.
In a statement, a Garda spokesperson said this activity has resulted in 27 people set to appear before the District Courts charged with 37 alleged offences arising from 29 incidents of burglary, criminal damage and theft affecting the sector.
Of these 29 incidents, 15 occurred in the Clontarf sub-district, 11 happened in the Raheny sub-district and three took place in the Howth sub-district.
Out of the 27 charged, 22 are male and five are female.
"This operation focuses on increased collaboration and cooperation with the business community in Raheny, Clontarf and Howth through increased engagement with Raheny Business Association," Superintendent David Kennedy of the J District said.
"Ultimately, this approach will promote crime awareness and enhance our relationships with the business community in the J District.
"I encourage all businesses to continue to report criminal matters to An Garda Síochána and to continue work collaboratively with us in the detection and prevention of crimes against the retail sector."