Thieves are using drones to 'scope out' properties, farmer claims
A farmer has told how he believes criminals are now using drones to case out properties for valuable loot.
Speaking to Joe Duffy on RTE’s Liveline, Tipperary Farmer Robert O’Shea said he has highlighted the issue of drone use in his area.
“I myself had a drone fly over my property one night". He said his son was going through the farm office which is in a shed at the back of the house.
O’Shea said who said his property was burgled in August 2014 said his son heard a sound like a ‘loud bee’.
“He looked up and saw a red dot flying over the house.
“He followed the light and it went down over the farm yard then disappeared.
O’Shea said the problem with the drones is that “in themselves they are innocent, but in some cases the usage of them is to case out places”.
“I understand why private people are worried about drones flying over there property."