8 December 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

GARDAI in Monaghan have again urged vehicle owners to be vigilant about securing their property, especially high-value jeeps, SUVs and cars that appear to be an ongoing target for criminal gangs.

The caution comes in the wake of an episode in which a black ‘151’-registered Range Rover was taken from a private property in the Emyvale area on Friday 11th November and subsequently found burned out in Dundalk on Sunday 20th.

A white 162 Audi A4 had been stolen from the same premises on the same occasion, the Garda representative confirmed, but this has not been traced.
Gardai believe much of the activity relating to vehicle thefts and ‘creeper burglary’-type incidents of this nature may be related to a cross-border gang based in the Dundalk area.

A spokesperson said homeowners should have their house and car alarms, where applicable, turned on at night, and also have the keys to vehicles well hidden.

• Meanwhile, a new Facebook page has been set up for the Cavan Monaghan Garda Division in which general advice and information relating to crime incidents may be accessed by the public (check Gardaí Cavan Monaghan).

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