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Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention

On this month’s Crime Prevention Segment, Sergeant Alan Roughneen was in studio to advise all drivers, both private and commercial, to make sure they properly lock and secure their cars. The driver may be distracted when leaving their car and assume they have locked it without hearing the alarm cues. But unbeknownst to them their car key signal has been blocked and the car remains unlocked. The criminal can easily remove any valuable property without being noticed.

ADVICE

• Secure all doors, close all windows and put on your car alarm even if it is only for a short period of time. Double check your door is closed after you have engaged your alarm. Manually lock the car with the key if in any doubt.

• Take valuable property with you. Do not leave property on view inside your car, this includes when parked outside your home.

• Park in well lit and secure areas particularly overnight.

• Be wary of people loitering in parking areas who may be operating jammers. Be wary of people trying to distract you, someone else may be trying to physically block your vehicle door from locking. Notify any car park attendants, shop owners, etc.

• Report all thefts from cars or suspicious activity to the Gardaí.

For more information please see www.garda.ie and Crime Prevention Advice is available here