Saturday 25 May 2019

Gardai investigating theft from students

DkIT confirmed thefts from students' bags while on campus

Olivia Ryan

Dundalk Gardai have launched an investigation after a series of thefts from students' bags at DkIT last week.

Gardai said they had received a number of reports of theft on the afternoon of Monday last, September 24th.

It was reported that the students were in a drama class at the Blackbox theatre, and had left their bags in changing rooms when the thefts occurred.

Cash and bank cards were reportedly stolen from their bags.

A spokesman for DkIT confirmed: 'An incident of theft involving a number of students on campus was reported to the authorities . There is an active investigation ongoing and DkIT will continue to support Gardaí with their enquiries.'

The spokesman added that students affected by the incident are encouraged to contact the local Garda station and they can also contact representatives from the DkIT Students' Union (SU) by contacting or calling +353(0)42 9370390.

'Following the incident, a communication was issued to all students reminding them to keep a careful watch on all belongings and valuables while on campus. The DkIT Student Services team and the Student Union team regularly provides guidance on information about how to stay safe on campus.'

Meanwhile, Gardai are appealing for information following an assault on man at Rampart Lane in the early hours of yesterday (Monday) morning.

A 26-year-man was attacked by a group of youths at around 2am. He managed to raise the alarm, and was transferred to Our Lady of Lourdes hospital, Drogheda. He is reported to have sustained bruising to the face and torso.

In a separate incident, two men were reportedly injured after a road traffic collision at Sea Road, Blackrock last week. The can they were travelling in was believed to have collided with a concrete wall.

Finally, Gardai seized a small amount of suspect cannabis during a search at Saltown last week.

The Argus