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Series of burglaries across town

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Published 16/05/2012 | 09:15

THERE HAS been a spate of burglaries from homes and commercial premises across the town, Drogheda gardai have reported.

On Sunday, a house in Beechwood Drive was burgled after a suspect entered house at 8.40am. He was attempting to steal a bike from the rear garden when he was disturbed and fled the scene, empty-handed.

Sometime between 11.45pm on Saturday and 2am on Sunday, the back door of a house at Newfield was kicked in and the premises were ransacked. Nothing was taken during the incident.

On Saturday, Playmates Montessori School, Bachelor Lane, was broken into with the culprits gaining entry by breaking the glass in a secured rear door. Cameras and electronic equipment were taken from the house.

A resident of Richardstown, Dunleer arrived home on Saturday evening to find the rear kitchen window forced open and house ransacked with a quantity of cash taken. The burgalry occurred some time between 2.15 and 7pm.

A man went into Centra Hardman's Garden at 7am on Saturday morning and went behind the counter into a staff area, removed a jacket and car keys and left.

He was arrested and conveyed to Drogheda garda station. A file is being prepared for the DPP.

Sometime early on Friday, jewellery, a set of car keys and the vehicle were stolen from the Dale and later, at 4.30pm, a woman returned to her Greelanes home to find games equipment and other computer equipment taken.

There was a burglary at St John's Gate, when a suspect entered house through a broken window. Nothing was stolen. A man was subsequently arrested and interviewed. A file is being prepared for the DPP.

A hospital worker who returned to their parked car on the Windmill Road, at 8.30pm, also on Friday, discovered both registration plates had been stolen from the vehicle.

A number of items including a lawnmover were stolen from a shed in the garden of a house in Aneville Crescent sometime between 9pm on May 10th and 9am, the following morning.

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