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Gardai appeal to hill walkers

The Gardaí have appealed to people parking in the uplands to take the following measures to protect their vehicles.

A number of incidents where property was stolen from vehicles were reported on Saturday.

  • Avoid leaving bags, clothing etc on view within the vehicle;
  • Open the glove box, and where possible, the lid on the boot, to show there is nothing in the vehicle;
  • Remove portable sat navs including cradle and suction pads; also wipe any suction marks off the windscreen;
  • If you must leave valuables in the boot, put them in before you arrive at the parking location;
  • Secure the vehicle (23% of these thefts last year were from unlocked vehicles);
  • Report all break-ins or damage to vehicles;
  • Watch for, and report, suspicious any activity by dialling 999.

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