Garda issue warning after spate of caravan and campervan thefts

Caravan and Campervan owners in the Shannonside Northern Sound region are being warned of an increase in vehicle thefts.

43 caravans and campervans have been stolen across the country over the past 18 months – 13 during Covid-19.

Since the start of 2019, two vehicles have been stolen in the Cavan/Monaghan area, and one in Roscommon/Longford.

The Garda Park Smart appeal comes as the number of “staycations” are expected to increase this year, with a high demand for campers and caravans.

Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Ber Leetch told Shannonside Northern Sound News that your property can be protected with some simple measures.