18 May 2022

Garda tips to help stop Christmas pressies being stolen from parked cars

Gardaí urge shoppers to be mindful of retail car park thefts


With Christmas only a couple of weeks away, we may all be a bit distracted and in a rush to get gifts and shopping in for the Festive period.

But Gardaí have issued simple advice to help prevent vehicles being broken into to steal presents. 

  • ParkSmart and remember don’t ever leave valuables in your parked vehicle.
  • Plan your trip and park in safe and secure locations.
  • Always lock and secure your vehicle.
    • Always double check that your vehicle is locked and that the windows are fully closed.
    • Try to park in well-lit/secure areas.
    • Do not leave any valuables such as cash, jewellery or expensive gifts in your vehicle.
    • Report any thefts or suspicious activity to us as soon as possible.

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