Teens charged over car thefts

The male teenagers, who are due in Cork City District Court on 25 January, were arrested separately earlier this week after a search warrant was carried out in a house in Cork city. The arrests follow reports on 1 January of seven vehicles being broke into, as well as a car being stolen in the Carrigaline area overnight.

An investigation was begun by detective and uniform gardaí in the city. Each scene was examined and CCTV footage was gathered from the area resulting in potential suspects being nominated.

On 8 January, gardaí executed a search warrant at a house in Cork city where they found a designer jacket that was believed to have been stolen from one of the cars. No arrest was made following this search. However, the males were subsequently arrested on 9 and 11 January respectively.

Community Engagement Superintendent, John Deasy said: “We all need to play our part in preventing this type of crime from happening. I know sometimes it’s the last thing you want to do after a days work, but you must ensure you are not leaving tools, laptops, cash etc in your car. Most importantly, lock your car.”

Investigations into these incidents are continuing and proactive patrols are being carried out on a 24-hour basis.

Around one in every three of our theft from vehicle incidents involve unlocked vehicles. Criminals will go around housing estates trying to open car doors until they get one unlock. Please, let's not make it easy for them by locking your car."

Investigations into these incidents are continuing and proactive patrols are being carried out on a 24-hour basis.

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