THIEVES operating in the Balgriffin area have been removing panes of glass to gain access to homes.
A number of burglaries took place in the St Samson estate in the last few weeks.
It is understood that car keys were the main target of the thieves. Full panes have been removed from windows in the area during the incidents.
"They are mostly interested in taking keys but they have stolen anything valuable that was on view too," said a source.
A nearby estate has also been targeted and a number of high-end cars have been taken.