Appeal after two cars broken into in separate incidents

by Louise Doyle

GARDAÍ have made a fresh appeal for all car owners to ensure their vehicles are locked when unattended and not to leave any valuables inside.

The call comes in the wake of two separate incidents on the same day in which entry was gained to two cars.

In the first of the two incidents, a sum of cash was stolen from a vehicle in Carrigans. The theft from the car occurred in the early hours of Saturday, February 24, sometime between 4.45am and 5am.


The vehicle had been left unlocked as the key was faulty. A small sum of cash was stolen from within the car. No damage was caused to the vehicle.

Meanwhile, on the same date between 5am and 5.20am, access was gained to an unlocked car parked at Main Street in St Johnston. While nothing was stolen in this incident, damage was caused to the ignition of the car.

Gardaí investigating the St Johnston incident say they are particularly interested in any sightings of two male youths in the area around the time in question.

Motorists in either area at the time in question with a dash cam are being urged to share the footage with gardaí.

If anybody can assist with relevant information they are asked to contact gardaí in Letterkenny on (074) 91 67100.

A garda spokesperson said: “We continue to appeal to all car owners to ensure that they have locked their car before leaving it unattended regardless of whether it is parked in a public place or at home. Never leave cash or other valuables in your car.”

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