Monday 15 October 2018

Two sought in burglary incidents

Gardaí in Drogheda are investigating a number of burglaries in the local area and are asking for the public's assistance in identifying two males seen in the vicinity of one of the houses involved shortly before a break-in at the property.

The first incident took place on Wednesday, November 22nd between 11.30am and 12pm on the Chord Road.

A door was forced open and cash was stolen.

An elderly man driving a silver Ford Focus and accompanied by a younger male, were seen ringing the doorbell of the house a short time before the incident. The pair left the scene before returning a short time later in the 05-LM registered car.

Also on the 22nd, a house on Francis Street was broken into sometime between 11.30am and 3pm. The owners returned home to find the door had been forced open and a quantity of jewellery and cash was stolen.

Gardaí believe the two incidents may be connected and are appealing to any members of the public who may have noticed anything suspicious in the area to contact them.

There were also a number of break-ins around the area on Saturday, November 25th. A house in Cedarfield was broken into sometime between 4pm and 6pm and a small quantity of jewellery was taken. A house in the Castlemanor estate on the Dublin Road was broken into on the same date sometime between 6pm and midnight. A conservatory door was broken in and a laptop, cash and jewellery were taken. A house in Mateson Lodge was broken into between 7pm and, the door was forced and a debit car and tools were stolen. A house in Finian's Park was ransacked while the owners were out sometime between 5pm and 9pm. Cash and jewellery were stolen.

Drogheda Independent