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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Burglars

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Decoy boxes and old shoes - The best places to hide presents from burglars
Almost half of Irish people leave their presents under the tree in plain sight.
Farmers in Tipperary 'patrolling countryside with guns' to ward off burglars
One man’s farm has been targeted six times.
Burglars caught in the act by pizzeria owner, hide in toilet and call police to come rescue them
One of the burglars called the police from his bathroom refuge and asked them to save him from the restaurant “owner’s fury”.
Couple attacked by burglars after returning home with their children
The three burglars, described as eastern European men, took a sum of money and phones.
This taco shop trolled burglars by turning footage of the robbery into an ad
Yes to making the best of a bad situation.
Frances Fitzgerald is getting tough on career criminals
75 per cent of burglaries are committed by 25 per cent of burglars.
NI burglars with southern Irish accents claim to work for water company
In a second incident, the men said they were from an electricity company and tried to distract an elderly couple while they searched their home.
Allow these three convicted burglars tell you how to keep your homes safe
The men who know best…
Two owls stolen in overnight open farm robbery
Police have appealed to anyone who may have been offered similar owls for sale in suspicious circumstances.
Five men arrested over burglaries in Tipperary area
A number of searches were carried out at Dublin and Carlow this morning.
Burglars hold knife to 15-month-old baby before stealing cash and jewellery
One of the burglars posed as a water meter reader to gain access to the mother’s home.
Homeowner punched in face and tied up by burglars
Two intruders attacked the man, ransacked the property and then made off on foot…
Three missing parrots (and stolen washing powder) found during police searches
The final of three parrots was found in a house in Newtownards today. One man has been arrested.
Burglars return computer after stealing from a disabled woman
“We are thieves but we have a conscience. We are really sorry”.
Poster encourages community to 'clobber' burglars with hurls and golf clubs
A local councillor said he does not condone the violence encouraged by the notice posted in a Dublin housing estate but said there has been a lot of petty crime in the area – particularly targeting the elderly.
€10,000 reward offered for information on gang attacking pensioners in Donegal
The community have come together to try and put an end to the attacks on the elderly.
Here Is What Happened Today: Friday
Everybody’s talking about the funeral of the Chada brothers, the SUSI grant system and a worldwide travel alert for US citizens.
Man tied up as home is robbed by burglars in Galway
The incident happened around 9.30pm last night when four men entered the man’s home, tied him up and took a small sum of cash.
Do you ignore ringing burglar alarms?
Only 3 per cent said they would call the Gardaí, while 87 per cent admitted that they would ignore the alarm altogether.
AA warns: don't broadcast your festive holiday plans online
Don’t tweet or Facebook that you’ll be out of your home during the festive season, the AA has warned – because you never know who might be reading.
Burglars alert police to man's child porn images
The man was arrested in California after burglars stole 50 CDs from his home. They thought the discs were blank – but in fact they contained graphic images.
Have-a-go-heroes: Nearly a third of us would confront or tackle burglar
But more of us would play it safe and hide before calling the Gardaí. Seventy-three respondents told AA Home Insurance they would shoot or kill an armed intruder in certain situations.