Hi-value jeeps and cars being stolen in “creeper theft” robberies

6 May 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Gardai are warning homeowners to be especially vigilant about valuable vehicles parked outside their houses at night, following a spate of “creeper theft” incidents in which high-powered cars and jeeps have been stolen after raiders broke into the owners’ houses to find the keys.
It is suspected that one gang is behind the series of robberies, which are possibly being carried out to order.
A black Renault Fluence with a 2010 registration was stolen from a house in the Latton area at about 2.30am on Tuesday last, gardai confirmed, after raiders smashed a window at the house and stole the keys from the window ledge.
A similar incident took place in the Annyalla area between 10pm on Monday night and 7.30am on Tuesday morning, when a silver Opel diesel car, registered 2011 was taken.
Two Toyota Land Cruisers, a 2005 and ’06 model, were stolen from a house at Cathedral Walk, Monaghan after the perpetrators broke into the residence and stole the keys at about 3 o’clock on Friday morning last.
Garda sources told the Northern Standard that while there are no definite leads as yet, it is suspected that a gang from the North Eastern area of the country might be behind the raids, where particular makes of vehicles of high value appear to be being targeted.
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