Gardaí issue warning after spate of local burglaries

Gardaí in the Shannonside region are urging homeowners of vacant properties to be on the alert after a number of recent break-ins.

Homes and buildings across both Longford and Roscommon have been targeted by criminals in the past number of weeks.

Gardaí are advising owners of such property to carry out basic maintenance work and security precautions in order to try to keep thieves at bay.

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Sgt Paul McDermott, the crime-prevention officer in Roscommon/Longford, has this advice.