A STRING of burglaries over the past week have seen homes and businesses targetted by criminals. Different areas of the city have been targetted, with many burglaries occurring during daylight.
On Sunday Tesco in Lisduggan was broken into between 6.15pm and 9.15pm and two televisions were removed from the property, a 32” Technic Digital and a 32” Samsung, both black flatscreens. Entry to the premises was gained after a rear fire door was forced open. On the same day between 10am and 6pm a house in Willow Park, Ashley Court was broken into and ransacked.
On Saturday a shed to the rear of a house in St John’s Park was broken into and a Moto GP motorbike was taken. In Hawthorn Close in Hillview the homeowner returned home at 3.30pm after being out of the house for two hours, to discover an iPod and Hewlett Parkard laptop had been taken.
A lady living in Lime Grove, Templars Hall was left shaking after she was present when two males took her handbag from the house. The incident occurred at 3.55am when she was in the kitchen at the back of the house. She heard the front door unlocking and when she went to check she saw two males wearing hoodies standing in the hall. She shouted at them and they took her handbag before running off.
At some time between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning a Flymo silver lawnmower and two electric drills were taken from a shed at Newtown Junior School. On Wednesday four gold chains were taken from a house in Manor Lawn. The occupant returned home at 4pm to find the back door damaged and the house ransacked.
On the same date at College Court, Ballytruckle the sliding doors at the property were removed from their tracks. The house was gone through and cash taken.
Three laptops were stolen from Lismore Park on Tuesday last following a break-in between 12.45pm and 3.15pm. A GHD hair straightener, two Fuji cameras, a gold Sekonda watch, Sony Ericsson mobile phone and two sets of car keys were also part of the stash removed from the property which is home to students in WIT. The laptops are Lenevo, Hewlett Packard and Toshiba makes. The house was also ransacked by thieves.
A similar incident occurred on Monday last in the same area, with two Toshiba laptops, a Panasonic camera, an iPhone and cash taken between 2pm and 3pm. The front door had been forced open and the property ransacked.
In Gracedieu, a five stone diamond ring, which has one diamond missing, was stolen from a house on Tuesday last after a window in the property was left open. Also on Tuesday at Ballyvoreen in Woodstown, a window of a house was broken and entry gained to a property. A black Toshiba laptop was stolen.
Gardai are appealing to the public for information on these incidents. If you know anything, or saw anything suspicious you are asked to contact Waterford Garda Station on (051) 305300.