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Irish Mirror
Irish Mirror
Michelle Cullen

Major Garda crime blitz sees 27 charged for theft, criminal damage and burglary offences

A total of 27 people have been charged following a major Garda operation targeting crime against business and retail outlets in Dublin.

The ongoing operation by the J District - Clontarf, Howth and Raheny – identified people who allegedly committed crimes within the District and followed a dedicated Garda response led by gardai from Raheny.

As part of this operation, gardai reassessed historical reports of crimes to identify suspects in retail settings within the J District.

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This resulted in 27 people, 22 men and five women, appearing before the District Courts charged with 37 alleged offences arising from 29 incidents.

These incidents included theft, criminal damage and burglary affecting the business sector.

Of the 37 incidents, 15 occurred in the Clontarf Sub District, 11 in the Raheny Sub District and 3 in the Howth Sub District.

Superintendent David Kennedy of the J District said: "This operation focuses on increased collaboration and cooperation with the business community in Raheny, Clontarf and Howth through increased engagement with Raheny Business Association.

"Ultimately, this approach will promote crime awareness and enhance our relationships with the business community in the J District.

"I encourage all businesses to continue to report criminal matters to An Garda Síochána and to continue work collaboratively with us in the detection and prevention of crimes against the retail sector."

A garda spokesperson added: "An Garda Síochána continues to cooperate with the business community to reduce loss through prevention and detection and in line with the core principle of keeping safe through engagement and collaboration."


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