Tuesday 20 March 2018

Spate of break-ins, criminal damage

Gardai are investigating a spate of break-ins and criminal damage to properties and vehicles across Louth during the last week.

In Greenore, residents returned to their home on Wednesday evening last to find rooms ransacked, along with jewellery and a small quantity of cash missing. Also on Wednesday, a car was broken into at Bellurgan between 3pm and 5pm. A bag was stolen from the back seat which contained items of clothing.

The following day, a farmer reported a small silver trailer stolen from land at Kilcurry. Damage was also reported to a caravan.

A car was reported damaged on Wednesday last, after a subtance was poured across it in the driveway of a house on the Old Golf Links Road. Another vehicle was reported alight in Avondale Park, Avenue Road on Saturday night. The fire service and gardai were in attendance.

A number of incidents of criminal damage are also being investigated. On Saturday evening, at around 9.30, flower pots were vandalised at Lidl on the Avenue Road, and a short while later fire extinguishers were let off nearby at Tesco, Stapleton place.

Meanwhile, there were four cubes of diesel sludge found dumped at the old customs post at Carrickarnon last week. The council were notified, and the containers were removed.

Anyone with information relating to any of these incidents is asked to contact gardai on 042 93 35577 or 1800 666 111.

The Argus