Fears grow for pensioners as burglary gangs target rural areas
Date of alert:
Thursday, 10 February 2022
Police Service of Northern Ireland
Young Dublin criminals thought to be behind latest crime wave
Burglary figures have now returned to pre-pandemic levels in a trend that is concerning gardaí
‘We don’t want to be living in fear in our houses’
Gardaí are becoming increasingly concerned about organised burglary gangs roaming the countryside targeting vulnerable pensioners and other potential victims.
Gardaí across Leinster have noticed a spike in burglaries in the past two months, with a number of gangs based in south and west Dublin identified as being involved in the rural crime wave.
Burglary figures have now returned to pre-pandemic levels in a trend that is concerning gardaí.
A number of Garda divisions have seen a big increase in burglaries, including Laois/Offaly, Kildare and Kilkenny/Carlow.