Lock Up Your VehiclesGardai have advised that there were a number of thefts from cars reported on one Mullingar housing estate last weekend. Approximately ten incidents were reported – and all took place on the same night.

Please note the statement that has been issued by Sgt John Connolly and be sure to secure your own vehicles. Opportunist thieves can strike anywhere at anytime.

We are finding that a high percentage of home owners leave their cars unlocked by reason of the fact that that they think they are safe within their front gardens. This is not the case, unfortunately. We are finding that our criminals can check on a number of cars in a housing estate very quickly and take whatever is of value from them. We would again ask car owners to lock their vehicles at all times when they are leaving them unattended. No items of value should be left visible within the car.