A WOMAN heard knocking at her door at her house at Marymount Ferrybank. She was slow to answer and when she turned on the hall light she could see someone trying to gain entry to her house.
She witnessed the same person run away and climb into a waiting car, which sped off. This is just one of a number of burglaries that occurred in Waterford city on Wednesday last.
A second burglary took place in the same estate that night sometime between 9pm and 10pm.
Entry was gained to the house by smashing a window in the front door. The house was searched, but nothing seems to be missing. Two males were seen acting suspiciously around the house earlier.
Another burglary occurred at a house on Clarke Road, Cork Road, between 3.30pm and 7pm.
This time entry was gained to the house through the front door. Again the house was searched but nothing seems to be missing. The door was forced open with a crow bar.
Meanwhile, Gardaí discovered a black Skoda Octavia on fire in a lay-by at Couse on the Outer Ring Road. On checking with the owner it was discovered that the owner’s house at Woodlawn Grove, Cork Road had been broken into between 6pm and 11.20pm.
The keys to the car were taken from the house and the car was stolen from the driveway.
Gardaí in Waterford are seeking information. If anyone noticed anything suspicious around these areas contact (051) 305300.