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22/10/2021

Kildare Inspector urges people to install alarms in wake of rising crime

Inspector Mel Smyth
A Co Kildare Inspector urged the public to install alarms due to the increasing prevalence of house burglaries. The warning issued by Kildare town  Inspector Mel Smyth comes days after Naas Gardai issued an alert about rogue crime at Avondale Park. The Inspector  warned that rogue traders are going door to door, this alert follows the theft of a handbag at Avondale Park, after the door had been opened to women impersonating traders. Additionally he appealed for people to use alarms and not leave doors and windows unopened. Inspector Smyth said:"The burglars are fishing out keys with a stick from open windows, there is a lot of opportunistic theft." In the past week homes at Monasterevin, Rathangan and Newbridge were the target of burglaries.          

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