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Fears grow for pensioners as burglary gangs target rural areas

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Fears grow for pensioners as burglary gangs target rural areas

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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.

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