Gardaí have highlighted the importance of good security after they arrested three men following a burglary at a construction site in Glanmire on Wednesday morning, February 13.
Shortly after 3am, Gardaí received a report from a CCTV monitoring company that a burglary was taking place at the site in Church Hill.
Gardaí from the Mayfield District attended the scene and arrested three men in their 20s.
They were brought to Mayfield and Gurranabraher Garda Stations and are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
"Last year we ran our ‘Secure It Keep It’ campaign which was aimed at making construction sites more secure," Crime Prevention Officer Sgt Tony Davis said "In 2017 approximately €7.8 million worth of items were stolen from construction sites, €6.3 million of which were tools.
"A few tips such as getting good security lighting, setting up fences or hoardings, storing tools in a secure area and keeping machinery in well like areas with the keys stored away will help make the site more secure. Setting up a CCTV system is highly advised if you know you are going to be carrying out work for a prolonged period.
"Thankfully, this construction site did that and as a result we were able to make these arrests today."