Teen Due In Court Over Car Related Thefts

A man in his late teens is due in court over a burglary, an unauthorised taking of a car and thefts from six separate vehicles in the Castleconnell area of Limerick.

The suspect was arrested on Sunday morning, 10 November following the incidents on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 September. He is due to appear before Limerick District Court this morning, 11 November.

The burglary occurred in Castlerock Woods area and Gardaí believe the suspect fished out a set of car keys through the letter box and then stole the car, which has since been recovered.

The majority of the theft from car incidents were targeted as the cars were unlocked. Items taken included cash, sunglasses, jewellery and tools.

Gardaí from the Crime Task Force in Limerick later arrested and charged the individual as part of their investigation.

Speaking at Henry Street Garda Station, where the suspect was detained, Crime Prevention Officer Sgt Ber Leech said: "In 2018 we ran the Park Smart appeal which showed that one in every three cars that are broken into are left unlocked. I would just ask for everyone to ensure they lock their vehicle no matter where it is parked. Do not store valuables in the car, but if you do have to, keep them out of sight."


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