Gardai have appealed to motorists to ensure their vehicles are locked when they park them in the wake of a spate of thefts from unlocked cars in Clonmel and Carrick-on-Suir at the weekend.
An iPod and a small sum of cash was stolen from a car in the Summerhill Drive area of Clonmel in the early hours of Sunday, July 12. A tripod that was also taken from the car was found a short distance away. A small sum of cash was also stolen from a second car parked outside the same Summerhill Drive house.
A third car at nearby Slievenamon Road was ransacked the same night but no property was reported stolen.
Gardai are also investigating a break-in to a car parked at Bianconi Drive , Clonmel between 9.30pm and 10pm last Saturday,. The thief was disturbed and ran away without taking any property. Meanwhile, some personal property was stolen from a car parked at Ashpark, Carrick-on-Suir overnight last Friday night/ Saturday morning.
A Garda spokesperson urged motorists to ensure their vehicles are locked when they park them up a night. “This shows opportunistic crimes will always happen so if your car is locked it won't be interfered with.”
Anyone with information that may assist gardai investigating these crimes should Clonmel Garda Station at (052) 6122222.