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Burglary gang 'travelling around country scoping out homes to raid'

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House break-ins are down

House break-ins are down

House break-ins are down

Specialist gardai are carrying out a major operation against a Tallaght-based burglary gang who have been seen using the motorway system in recent days to "scope out properties" for burglaries.

Sources said the gang have linked up with a Ballyfermot mob suspected of blowing up ATMs in a spate of raids in the past decade.

The development comes after one of the sharpest ever decreases in residential bur- glaries in the history of the State because so many people are now forced to stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.