Saturday 20 January 2018

Watch: Terrifying moment three raiders broke into a house in bid to steal car keys

Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

This is the moment that three men were caught on CCTV breaking into a house and trying to steal a car in Shankhill in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The three men were chased by the owner of the house and fled empty-handed in a Mercedes after breaking into the house in the Shanganagh Cliffs area.

“Three lads in what looks to be a Mercedes with tinted out windows (were) going around trying to take cars,” said local politician Vinny Durán-Kearns.

“The guards were here and took a cigarette that one of them was smoking. They went for an Audi up the road and a Hyundai (but) they had no luck as when they got in the door the owner of the house asked who it was and they all ran out the door,” he wrote on Facebook.

“They were not good at what they were doing as it seems one or two of them had no gloves on,” he added.

Local politician Carrie Smyth said that car theft is a “huge problem” in the area.

“It’s happening all the time. Houses are being broken into in Killiney and Shankhill and cars are taken.

“We’re encouraging people to turn on their alarms at night time to stop the robberies,” she said.

Gardai in Shankhill were called to the scene at 4am and are investigating the incident.

This video was released just weeks after fitness instructor Jennifer Shannon posted a video of her BMW 520 being stolen from the driveway of her home in the Manorfields Estate, Clonee, Dublin 15.

The keyless car was broken into and her car was stolen in less than three minutes.

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