The Chair of the Donegal Policing Committee is calling on people to be more vigilant during the dark evenings and in the run up to Christmas following a recent spike in attempted and actual burglaries in Letterkenny.
Cllr Gerry McMonagle said in recent weeks there has been an organised gang of criminals in operation
“As chairperson of the Joint Policing Committee I am appealing to local communities to get organised into Neighbourhood Watch committees and keep an eye out for your neighbours when they are away. Work in partnership with local Gardai to foil these criminals who are robbing our homes. People should ensure that their valuables are photographed and secretly marked and in a secure place in their home. “Doors and windows should always be locked and if going away for the evening people should inform their neighbours and ask them to keep a watch on their home.
“These cruel robbers don’t care who they rob - the young, old, infirm if they see an opportunity they will strike. So I am asking the community to work in partnership with the Gardaí and if they see anything suspicious around their neighbours homes to contact Gardai immediately.
“As part of our work Donegal Joint Policing Committee will be holding an information meeting around Text Alert System and Neighbourhood Watch in Letterkenny at the end of November and we would like a good turnout from the local community at this event. Further details about the venue and time of the meeting will be published soon but until then we would ask people to secure their properties and valuables and to keep an eye out for their neighbours especially our elderly citizens.”