18 May 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Garda Inspector Pat McMorrow told last week’s meeting of Monaghan Town Joint Policing Committee that thanks to co-operation received from the public the Gardai had recorded some success in combating the recent wave of “creeper” crimes in the area.
In a comprehensive report on the Gardai’s actions against local crime activity, Inspector McMorrow expressed thanks to the members of the public through whose assistance the Gardai had experienced success in the detection of a number of “creeper” burglaries.
“There will be people appearing before the courts very shortly,” he stated. “We are delighted we have made this breakthrough, and we hope we can eradicate the problem we have had here for some time.”
Inspector McMorrow told the meeting that eleven burglaries had taken place in April at houses in rural areas in the middle of the day. Three had been carried out in one day, and these crimes were being perpetrated by travelling criminals.
The public had reported suspicious cars in some areas, and this had led the Gardai to intelligence on a particular outfit based outside the jurisdiction who were involved in these crimes, and they hoped to make a breakthrough in this regard.
On April 13 five burglaries had taken place in the Tyholland/Scotstown area. On April 16 three homes were broken into at Tullyard, and Cashel, Annyalla. The Gardai believed a criminal gang from Dublin was involved. This showed how vulnerable the area was to travelling criminals from Dublin and Northern Ireland who were hitting the area at will.
Inspector McMorrow said cash and jewellery were taken in the incidents, which occurred when houses were unoccupied. The back door was burst open, and a factor was that …

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