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# burglaries - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Gardaí & PSNI investigate spate of burglaries in Donegal

It is believed a female and a number of others, male or female, were involved, and gardaí are seeking to identify the occupants of a blue Mazda car.

# burglaries - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Four men due in court over Dublin burglaries

The men are to be charged with burglary offences in the Dublin area.

# burglaries - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Neighbourhood Watch sees town reduce burglaries by 68 per cent

Led by a 25-year-old local, the Sallynoggin Neighbourhood Watch group has seen a huge reduction in burglaries in the past three years.

# burglaries - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# burglaries - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Teenagers charged over burglaries in Mayo

The two men, aged 19, are before the district court in Castlebar today.

# burglaries - Friday 28 October, 2011

Jump in number of burglaries happening across Ireland

Meanwhile, Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said new CSO figures give a “positive picture” of Ireland as there were decreases in 12 of the 14 crime groups.

# burglaries - Saturday 22 October, 2011

Gang steals from two Donegal service station ATMs

Gardaí believe a gang of four men was involved in both burglaries.

# burglaries - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Five to be charged over 'large-scale' series of burglaries

The five are part of a group of nine Romanian nationals arrested in Dublin during a series of raids on Friday morning.

# burglaries - Saturday 1 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# burglaries - Friday 30 September, 2011

Nine Romanians arrested in operation combating 'large scale burglaries'

Seven men and two women are arrested in early-morning raids, and remain in custody.

# burglaries - Friday 29 April, 2011

Increase in burglary, theft and fraud: Crime figures

Burglary, theft and fraud have increased significantly in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2010 – however, there has been a reduction in violent and drug-related offences.

# burglaries - Thursday 22 July, 2010

SOCIAL NETWORKING-savvy burglars can  strike gold on websites like Facebook and Twitter when users display their travel and work plans.

Out of thoughtlessness or a false sense of security (you are among “friends” after all) many people post their plans online. As innocent as it may seem, its not always safe.

The UK-based insurance company More Than conducted a survey, asking 50 former criminals how they chose their targets. Monitoring victims on social networking sites and examining their updates and posts was common.

Some even monitor mobile Twitter users, to see where they are at any given moment.

With many users placing personal details, like their address or telephone number, on social networking sites all that a would-be burglar needs to do is log on to see when you’re safely out of the way.

Pete Markey, a spokesman for More Than, said that today’s burglars are combining old techniques with new.

He added, “Using Facebook or Twitter to boast about a big night out or a fortnight in Barbados may impress friends and colleagues, but it’s enough to give the social-media savvy burglar all they need to know.”

According to the results of the survey, 68% of burglars said they collected information about their target’s home or daily routine in advance of a robbery.