Gardaí have arrested and charged two people in relation to recent theft incidents in Carrigaline, Co. Cork.
On January 1, 2021 Gardaí received reports that seven vehicles had been broken into and a car had been stolen in the Carrigaline area overnight.
An investigation commenced by detective and uniform Gardaí in Cork city. Each scene was examined and CCTV footage was gathered from the area resulting in potential suspects being nominated.
On January 8, Gardaí executed a search warrant at a house in Cork city where they found a designer jacket that was believed to have been stolen from one of the cars. No arrest was made following this search.
On January 9, Gardaí arrested a man, aged in his late teens, in relation to these incidents. He was later charged to appear before Cork City District Court on January 25, 2020.
On January 11, Gardaí arrested a second man, also aged in his late teens, in relation to these incidents. He has also been charged to appear before Cork City District Court on January 25, 2020.
Speaking today, Community Engagement Superintendent, John Deasy said
"Most importantly, lock your car. Around one in every three of our theft from vehicle incidents involve unlocked vehicles. Criminals will go around housing estates trying to open car doors until they get one unlock. Please, let's not make it easy for them by locking your car."
Investigations into these incidents are continuing and proactive patrols are being carried out on a 24 hour basis.