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Sandyford: 'Opportunist' burglaries rise

Housing estates in Sandyford and Knocklyon are being targeted by criminals as incidences of burglaries continue to rise in the area.

It is understood that "opportunistic" criminals and not an organised gang are taking advantage of the closed garda station in Stepaside.

On the eastern side of the M50, community gardai have begun visiting residents in apartment complexes like the Gallops and the Beacon South Quarter.

However, the burglaries are being carried out mainly in housing estates, although a number have happened in apartment blocks in the Sandyford industrial estate. Criminals make their way into blocks when helping residents with groceries.