Garda in appeal to public after rise in burglaries

An unexpected and significant rise in instances of burglaries in houses and businesses in Roscommon Town in recent weeks has led to Gardai issuing a public appeal.

  Roscommon Gardai have confirmed to the Roscommon People that there has been a significant escalation in such criminal activity in the New Year.

  It is understood that there have been about a dozen burglaries at houses/business premises’ in the greater Roscommon Town area since Christmas. The majority of these are occurring in the evening time.

  A spokesperson for Roscommon Gardai said that the current surge in burglaries is a concern. Gardai are conducting investigations into all such reported burglaries and are now appealing for assistance from the public, while also advising housesholders and business people to be vigilant while this crime spree is ongoing.

  The spokesperson said: “We had a similar spree like this a few years ago. Several burglaries have been reported and almost all of them have occurred in the evening. In one instance recently the householder was only away from his property for an hour or so.

  “We are appealing to the public to contact Roscommon Gardai if their suspicions are aroused or if they have any information which they feel would be of assistance. Please watch out for any unusual activity and report anything of concern. We are also asking people to be vigilant around their properties. Please take all possible steps to safeguard your property against being targeted by thieves.” 

  Roscommon Gardai can be contacted on 090-6638300.