Warning: Burglaries in CIE Estate
|Local Resident||05/08/2013||Watch out for suspicious behaviour. Last week there were burglaries and attempted burglaries in the CIE Estate. Two weeks before in the CIE Estate there was a theft of a car and an attempted theft of other cars. There have been car thefts a few weeks ago in Tyrconnel Park.|
|Kathleen Currivan||06/08/2013||Because of the hot weather, people are opening all windows.The temptation is there to leave the alarm off rather than go upstairs and close windows when nipping out for a brief time.Open upstairs windows, though inaccessible, are a dead giveaway.|
|Anon||06/08/2013||Always lock the "chub" lock on the front door, especially at night. Burglars are gaining access by easily opening the "latch" lock on the font doors. |
We got accidentally locked out once. We only had locked the "latch" lock. Called a locksmith. He was able to open the latch lock in 5 seconds with no noise or damage.
By not locking the chub lock, you might as well be leaving your front door open for the burglars.
|Kathleen Currivan||06/08/2013||Be careful that you can get out quickly yourself if you need to during the night! Lost a family member through smoke inhalation! Great security but no exit plan.|
|Anon||06/08/2013||My condolences. Keep copies of keys in readily accessible places. Have a few copies made. Have alternative exit routes such as downstairs windows.|
Never take the car keys up to the bedroom at night as the burglars have a tendency to go into bedrooms to get them from the owners. Not a pleasant experience I would reckon. Leave the car keys in open view on the kitchen table, but not in the hallway where they can be reached from the letterbox.