Three males sought over Ferrybank break-ins
Homeowners in the Ferrybank and South Kilkenny area have been urged to be on the alert, after three young men carried out a series of break-ins and attempted break-ins last week.
Gardaí received reports that three young men were approaching houses and checking whether front doors were locked in Silverwood, Ferrybank between 8pm and 9pm last Tuesday. They ran away when a witness approached them. All three were wearing dark clothing with gold jewellery and one had a pointy peak cap, Gardaí say.
The following evening, at around 8.40pm, a woman who was upstairs in her home at Leacha Ard, Ferrybank, heard a noise downstairs. Thinking it was her housemate, she called out. She then discovered three males had entered her house. They fled through the back door. It’s understood the culprits had gained access through a kitchen window.
Separately, a house in Slieverue village was broken into between 2pm and 5.30pm last Wednesday. Jewellery was taken. Elsewhere in the city, a rear window of a house at Glenalainn, Grantstown Village, was forced open to gain entry last Tuesday, sometime between 10.30am and 7.30pm. The house was ransacked and some internal doors damaged. A small amount of cash was taken.
Also on Tuesday evening, at approximately 7.40pm, a woman residing at Grange Park Mews heard banging at her front door.
She went to the door and a number of males fled. She then discovered that the front door had been forced open and tool marks were visible.
In other crime news, an elderly woman was left shaken after an attempted mugging at the Passage Road last Thursday.
The woman was outside a house, between 7pm and 7.30pm, when a young man attempted to snatch her handbag. A couple passing in a car stopped to help and the suspect ran off in the direction of Newtown via the small roundabout at the junction of the Newtown and Passage roads.
Two concrete statues were taken from the front garden of a house at The Folly last Thursday morning.
Gardaí say two men first knocked at the front door of the house and, when nobody answered, they took the two statues, one a water feature and the other an old man on a bench smoking a pipe.