Gardaí in warning following spate of burglaries

Local Gardaí have warned Roscommon homeowners to ‘lock up, light up’, and be on the lookout for any suspicious activity following a spate of burglaries throughout the county in recent days.

A Garda spokesperson said: “We would remind homeowners in Roscommon to keep the lights on and be sure to lock up, and also to keep Christmas presents or packaging out of view.

“We would also encourage them to check on vulnerable or elderly neighbours at this time of the year and to report anything suspicious or out of the ordinary to Roscommon Garda Station on 090-6638300 or 999 in an emergency.

“Gardaí would rather receive a pre-emptive call and will ensure a car is on the scene to investigate any reports of suspicious activity”.

Roscommon Gardaí are currently investigating a number of burglaries which took place last weekend.

The first incident occurred on Friday night last between 8 pm and 11 pm in Gallowstown, Roscommon when thieves broke into a property and made off with a number of items of personal property. Gardaí have appealed for anyone who may have been in the area at the time or travelling on the Boyle or Castlerea roads and may have dash-cam footage to contact them.

On Saturday, a house in the Curry area of Brideswell was broken into between 3 pm and 8 pm.

Following that, a further burglary took place on Sunday night between 7 pm and 10 pm in the Glenview Estate in Roscommon town.

Gardaí in Roscommon have asked anyone who was in those areas at those times and who may have seen unknown persons or a vehicle acting suspiciously to contact Roscommon Garda Station on 090-6638300.